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 do white people fear that Indians do not and even cultivate?

2. What kind of truck did Nerburn own?

3. What adjective did Nerburn use to describe what white people thought Indians were with which Dan agreed?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Write some things about Dan's grandson.

2. Who passed Grover as he drove 45 mph on the trip they were taking?

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

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

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

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

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

8. Describe Dan's house.

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

10. Describe the landmark Nerburn came upon when riding across North Dakota on his motorcycle.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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) 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 3

Choose two of these three topics:

1) Describe the difference between the two sides of the Missouri River.

2) How did Indians view Jesus?

3) Describe Annie's house.

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