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 didn't Nerburn play cards?

2. What Indian people did Dan say were killing Indians?

3. On what kind of sandwich did Grover often make for which Dan complimented him?

4. What did Dan's granddaughter put in the breakfast oatmeal?

5. What did Nerburn use to pack his belongings?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Explain the Indians' philosophy and practice of silence and how it differs from the white mens' way.

3. Describe Grover.

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

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

6. What did Dan tell Nerburn about the prairie dogs?

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

8. What was Grover's answer when Dan asked him why he didn't have any junk cars in his yard and what was he referring to?

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

10. Why did Indians wear long hair?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Choose two of these three topics:

1) How can a white person become like an Indian, according to Dan?

2) `Discuss the reasons Dan rebuked Nerburn for asking the Indian they picked up whether he was going to Sitting Bull's Memorial? How did it relate to how Southerners still view the Civil War?

3) Describe Sitting Bull and then tell about his murder. Why was he a great leader?

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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