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. In which South Western City was there a market where rich people could buy all kinds of Indian stuff?

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

3. What movie star did Dan like?

4. In what kind of vehicle was the Hippie family traveling?

5. What was Nerburn's first inclination to do after leaving his Nissan at Jumbo's?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What did Dan take out of the trunk of the car at Wounded Knee?

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

5. Describe the telephone call Nerburn got.

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

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

8. 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?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose two of these three topics:

1) Why did Indian children root for the cowboys in the old Cowboy and Indian movies?

2) What influence did Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show have? What famous Indian was in it? What famous foreign ruler saw it?

3) Describe "movie Indians." What were some of the funny comments made about them by the Indians?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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