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. How far apart were the houses in the village?

2. What were Dan and Nerburn listening to as they sat on Dan's front porch?

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

4. Why didn't Nerburn play cards?

5. How did Nerburn feel when he was among the Indians?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who passed Grover as he drove 45 mph on the trip they were taking?

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

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

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

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. What was in the shoe boxes Dan gave Nerburn?

7. Why did Indians wear long hair?

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

9. Describe the telephone call Nerburn got.

10. Describe Dan's house.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Choose two of these questions as essay topics:

1) What stages did the writing of the book go through and what was the final decision on how it should be written?

2) Explain the significance of tobacco and sweet grass to the Indians. What did the Indians do with those two things?

3) Describe the different stages the white men went through in their dealings with the Indians. How did it become worse and worse?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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