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 all the sacred Indian ceremonies are gone what will be left according to Dan?

2. What had an old farmer in Bismarck told Nerburn when he asked why he never went east?

3. What color was Nerburn's truck?

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

5. What did the Indians feel the Creator disapproved of that the white man did?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. Describe where Nerburn's Nissan truck ended up.

3. Describe Grover.

4. Write some things about Dan's grandson.

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

6. What did Nerburn find when he returned to Dan's house several months later?

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

8. Why did Kent Nerburn want to write this book?

9. Describe Grover's house.

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) Describe the Hippie family they saw at the truck stop. What indicated they were "Wannabes"? Why did they make Dan nervous but not Grover?

2) Which group, the HIppies or the Yuppies, did Dan dislike more? Why?

3) When the three were on the road again, what was it that Dan and Grover did that brought Nerburn to tears? To what did he compare it in his past?

Essay Topic 2

Choose two of these three topics:

1) How did the Indians treat white men when they first came to Indian land? How did white men -- French, Spanish and English -- treat the Indians?

2) What kind of a ride did they have after Nerburn asked to make a phone call and Grover said "short cut"? Why did Grover call his car "Shunka kan"?

3) What did Dan reveal about "Tatanka," the buffalo which they spotted on the side of a hill?

4) Choose two of the topics to write on.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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