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 tribe of Indians were the cowboys fighting in the movie Grover was watching?

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

3. What did the Lakota word "wasichu" mean in English?

4. Nerburn got a phone call from whom in Chapter 1?

5. What was the only sign of industriousness that could be seen in the village?

Short Essay Questions

1. Write some things about Dan's grandson.

2. 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?

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

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

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

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

7. Describe Grover.

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

9. Describe Dan's house.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose two of these three topics:

1) Describe the Homestead town where they stopped.

2) Describe the scene with the drunken Indians in the restaurant.

3) How were Indians turned into victims by white people?

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) How did the Indians treat white men when they first came to Indian land? How did white men -- French, Spanish and English -- treat the Indians?

2) What kind of a ride did they have after Nerburn asked to make a phone call and Grover said "short cut"? Why did Grover call his car "Shunka kan"?

3) What did Dan reveal about "Tatanka," the buffalo which they spotted on the side of a hill?

4) Choose two of the topics to write on.

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