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 kind of horses were all the Indians in the television cowboy movie riding?

2. What drug did Nerburn take in the sixties that mimicked the experience Dan had listening to the dead?

3. What color was Grover's couch?

4. How far apart were the houses in the village?

5. What did Dan particularly not like about Hippies?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do whites treat history of Lincoln differently than the history of Jesus?

2. Describe Grover's house.

3. Dan said the white people had made them blanket Indians hanging around the trading post for handouts. What did he say they were now?

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

5. Describe Dan's house.

6. Describe Annie's house.

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

8. Describe what was on the grassy field below where Dan, Grover and Nerburn were parked in Chapter 12.

9. Describe what Dan means when he talks about white mens' cages?

10. What did Dan take out of his large bag four times during the time he circled the fenced area?

Essay 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) Describe Sitting Bull's Monument. What was in front of it? Where was it located?

2) Write something about the Polish immigrant and his carving.

3) Describe the difference between leaders and rulers according to Dan.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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