Neither Wolf nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder Test | Final 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 strewn around the base of the obelisk?

2. what did the drunk Indian woman in the restaurant in the Homestead town look like?

3. What did Dan rebuke Nerburn about in Chapter 12?

4. Of what did the latticework arch between the two pillars at Wounded Knee remind Nerburn?

5. What adjective did Dan use to describe the hills where they were parked?

Short Essay Questions

1. What stood in the middle of the plot that was through the pillars?

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

3. What is Paha Sapa?

4. Dan asked Nerburn to help him and Nerburn wanted to do that but what else did Nerburn feel he needed to do?

5. Dan said the white people had made them blanket Indians hanging around the trading post for handouts. What did he say they were now?

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

7. What are some of the bad things the white men did to the Indians?

8. Why was Thoreau mentioned in the conversation?

9. Dan said the trouble wasn't alcohol for the Indians. What did he say the trouble was?

10. Name some of the signs along the road in Chapter 22.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Choose two of these three topics:

1) What did Dan say about Indians who sell sacred objects of their people?

2) Describe the grassy field where the Pow Wow was going to be held and what was on it.

3) How did being in the Navy influence Grover?

Essay Topic 3

Choose two of these three topics:

1) Write about the silence of Indians vs the talkativeness of white people. Which do you think is better? Why?

2) What explanation did Dan give Nerburn for the junk lying out in front of the Indian village houses?

3) How do Indians and White people view possessions differently?

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