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. What did Nerburn use to pack his belongings?

2. What did Wenonah suggest Nerburn do?

3. What was the title of one of the books Nerburn wrote after working on the reservation?

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

5. What did the Lakota word "wasichu" mean in English?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. According to Dan, why are white people in trouble?

3. What stood in the middle of the plot that was through the pillars?

4. Describe the houses in the Indian village Dan and Nerburn pass on their way to Grover's house.

5. What were some of the things discussed by Dan and Grover and Nerburn as they watched an old cowboy and Indian movie on television?

6. Dan asked Nerburn to help him and Nerburn wanted to do that but what else did Nerburn feel he needed to do?

7. Name some of the signs along the road in Chapter 22.

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

9. Describe the Homestead town they visited in Chapter 15.

10. What was Grover's answer when Dan asked him why he didn't have any junk cars in his yard and what was he referring to?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose two of these three topics:

1) What are some of the criticisms Dan had about Nerburn in the chapter, "Welcome to our Land"?

2) What did the grandfathers tell Dan? What did they give him?

3) What gift did the Creator give Dan? What did Dan's father say about the gift?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Choose two of these three topics:

1) Why was Nerburn having second thoughts about the projects? What did he do about this?

2) What was wrong with Nerburn's Nissan truck? Where did he take it to be fixed? Describe the garage and mechanic.

3) Describe the vehicles Grover passed on the trip he, Dan and Nerburn were taking. What are some of the bumper stickers they had?

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