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. Why did the Lakota Elder want to talk with Nerburn?

2. Of what piece of music was Nerburn reminded as they drove through the deepening evening?

3. Dan's lifestyle was like whose?

4. Describe the Hippie man.

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Describe the scene in Grover's Buick on the way back that moved Nerburn to tears.

4. Describe Grover's house.

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

6. Describe the telephone call Nerburn got.

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

8. Dan asked Nerburn to read one of the papers he had written using the Elder's notes and clippings. Describe that paper.

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose two of these three topics:

1) Describe the difference between the two sides of the Missouri River.

2) How did Indians view Jesus?

3) Describe Annie's house.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Choose two of these three topics:

1) Why did white men choose freedom and Indians choose honor to worship? Discuss the cages Dan brought up. Are white men really free?

2) How did Dan describe the treaties which were offered to the Indians?

3) How did the whites use words against the Indians?

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