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 was Nerburn's first inclination to do after leaving his Nissan at Jumbo's?

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

3. What did Dan particularly not like about Hippies?

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

5. How did the Indians measure people when times were bad?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe Grover.

3. Why did Indians wear long hair?

4. What did Dan give Nerburn and what did Nerburn do with them?

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

6. Describe Dan's house.

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

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

9. Describe the "wannabe" Hippies they ran into at the truck stop.

10. When Nerburn went to Dan's house the next day to tell him he was leaving what did he find?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose two of these three topics:

1) Why did Indian children root for the cowboys in the old Cowboy and Indian movies?

2) What influence did Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show have? What famous Indian was in it? What famous foreign ruler saw it?

3) Describe "movie Indians." What were some of the funny comments made about them by the Indians?

Essay Topic 2

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 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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