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. How did Grover wear his hair?

2. What were the most important assets Nerburn had in writing the book?

3. What did Dan's granddaughter put in the breakfast oatmeal?

4. Who was in "Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show" for awhile?

5. Where was Grover's house located?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the telephone call Nerburn got.

2. The monument at Wounded Knee was erected in memory of what?

3. Explain the Indians' philosophy and practice of silence and how it differs from the white mens' way.

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

5. What was Dan sprinkling into the fire when Nerburn drove up to his house on the next morning in Chapter Two, "Burn Offerings" and what was the significance of this?

6. Describe what Dan means when he talks about white mens' cages?

7. Describe Annie's house.

8. Describe the landmark Nerburn came upon when riding across North Dakota on his motorcycle.

9. Describe Dan's house.

10. Who was the white lady Grover mentioned and what had she wanted to do?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Choose two of these three topics:

1) Describe the difference between white history and Indian history.

2) Why was Jesus important to Indians?

3) Describe the storm the three men went through sitting in Grover's Buick. How did each of them react to the storm?

Essay Topic 2

Choose two of these three topics:

1) How can a white person become like an Indian, according to Dan?

2) `Discuss the reasons Dan rebuked Nerburn for asking the Indian they picked up whether he was going to Sitting Bull's Memorial? How did it relate to how Southerners still view the Civil War?

3) Describe Sitting Bull and then tell about his murder. Why was he a great leader?

Essay Topic 3

Choose two of these three topics:

1) What are some of the additional personal things Nerburn learns about Dan at Annie's house?

2) What does Danelle say about Indian women?

3) Describe how Whites handle racism differently than Indians. Include mention of half-breeds, quarter-breeds and other ethnic blending and how Indian children were separated into groups at the white boarding schools.

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