Neither Wolf nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Kent Nerburn
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Dan asked what Gitchi-gumi was, what did Nerburn answer?

2. What tribe of Indians were the cowboys fighting in the movie Grover was watching?

3. What did Grover and Dan do as the car passed through the evening landscape?

4. What did Nerburn use to pack his belongings?

5. According to Dan, what did the white man do to the land?

Short Essay Questions

1. Write some things about Dan's grandson.

2. What was in the shoe boxes Dan gave Nerburn?

3. What happened to Nerburn's black Nissan truck when he got back in it to drive away?

4. Why did Indians wear long hair?

5. Where was Nerburn sitting in Grover's Buick on the trip he took with Grover and Dan and what was he doing?

6. Why wasn't Grover bothered by the presence of the Hippies?

7. Who passed Grover as he drove 45 mph on the trip they were taking?

8. By what means did white men attempt to exterminate the Indians?

9. What did Dan tell Nerburn about the prairie dogs?

10. Dan asked Nerburn to read one of the papers he had written using the Elder's notes and clippings. Describe that paper.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose two of these three topics:

1) Explain how Dan felt about being called Indian. Did he object? Would he rather be called a Native American?

2) What did Dan have to say about the origin of Indians? Did he agree they came across a land bridge over the Bering Strait? What reasons did he give?

3) How did Dan say the Europeans exterminate Indians?

Essay Topic 2

Choose two of these questions as essay topics.

1) List and describe all the contents of Dan's shoe boxes. What is their purpose?

2) Describe Grover. How is he important to the book?

3) What did Dan write about how Indians learned about forgiveness from the land in the paper Nerburn read aloud?

Essay Topic 3

Choose two of these three topics:

1) Describe Annie.

2) Describe Danelle and Delvin.

3) Describe Danelle and Delvin's children.

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