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. When Dan asked what Gitchi-gumi was, what did Nerburn answer?

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

3. According to Dan, the Creator love the smell of what?

4. What was Grover's answer when Dan asked him why he didn't have any junk cars in his yard?

5. How fast did Grover drive his Buick?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Dan say about being called an Indian?

2. Describe the telephone call Nerburn got.

3. 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?

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

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

6. Why wasn't Grover bothered by the presence of the Hippies?

7. Describe Dan's house.

8. Describe where Nerburn's Nissan truck ended up.

9. Describe Grover's house.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose two of these three topics:

1) Describe Annie.

2) Describe Danelle and Delvin.

3) Describe Danelle and Delvin's children.

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) 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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