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 was inside the three-sided wooden structure Nerburn came across on his motorcycle trip?

2. What did Dan consider bullshit regarding the white people's way of life?

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

4. According to Dan, how do white people learn?

5. What are "pispiza"?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What were some of the things discussed by Dan and Grover and Nerburn as they watched an old cowboy and Indian movie on television?

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

4. What did Nerburn find when he returned to Dan's house several months later?

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

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

7. Who was the white lady Grover mentioned and what had she wanted to do?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

Choose two of these three topics:

1) What are some of the criticisms Dan had about Nerburn in the chapter, "Welcome to our Land"?

2) What did the grandfathers tell Dan? What did they give him?

3) What gift did the Creator give Dan? What did Dan's father say about the gift?

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