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 did the Lakota people consider a sacred offering?

2. What was in the yard to the left of Grover's house?

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

4. What color was Grover's Buick?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe the telephone call Nerburn got.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. Describe the houses in the Indian village Dan and Nerburn pass on their way to Grover's house.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

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

2) How did Indians view Jesus?

3) Describe Annie's house.

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