Neither Wolf nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

Kent Nerburn
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 Dan particularly not like about Hippies?

2. How were the reservations defined on Nerburn's map?

3. How much did Dan's grandmother receive for sitting on a blanket and having her picture taken?

4. What did Dan and Grover say about Jumbo's ability to fix Nerburn's NIssan truck?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What did Dan say one had to do to be like an Indian?

4. Describe Grover's drive to Annie's house in the beginning of Chapter 20.

5. According to Dan, why are white people in trouble?

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

7. 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?

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

9. What was the difference between Lincoln and Jesus in Dan's eyes?

10. Describe Annie's yard and other things outside her house.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

1) Why did Nerburn decide to write Neither Wolf Nor Dog? What did he hope the book would do?

2) Describe Dan and Wenonah.

3) Why did Dan choose Nerburn to write the book?

4) Answer two of the three questions.

Essay Topic 2

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 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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