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

Kent Nerburn
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 Dan particularly not like about Hippies?

2. How were the reservations defined on Nerburn's map?

3. How much did Dan's grandmother receive for sitting on a blanket and having her picture taken?

4. What did Dan and Grover say about Jumbo's ability to fix Nerburn's NIssan truck?

5. What request did the Indian woman have when she called Nerburn?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What did Dan say one had to do to be like an Indian?

4. Describe Grover's drive to Annie's house in the beginning of Chapter 20.

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

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

7. 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?

8. What were some of the reasons why Nerburn considered going home after his lunch with Grover and Dan?

9. What was the difference between Lincoln and Jesus in Dan's eyes?

10. Describe Annie's yard and other things outside her house.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

Choose two of these three topics:

1) What did Dan say about Indians who sell sacred objects of their people?

2) Describe the grassy field where the Pow Wow was going to be held and what was on it.

3) How did being in the Navy influence Grover?

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