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 kind of Indians were neither red warriors nor white farmers, neither wolf nor dog?

2. What was the Wanekia?

3. How many dogs did Annie have?

4. What were the seven stars supposed to have taught the Lakota?

5. Where did Eugene's dad live?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe what was in the bundle Grover took out of his trunk that he and Dan unwrapped in Chapter 12, "Welcome to Our Land"?

2. What did the Indian couple that was in the restaurant in the Homestead town do to disgrace Indians?

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

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

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

6. Describe what was on the grassy field below where Dan, Grover and Nerburn were parked in Chapter 12.

7. Describe Danelle and Delvin, Dan's other granddaughter and her husband.

8. Describe Annie.

9. Why was Thoreau mentioned in the conversation?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose two of these three topics:

1) Why was Nerburn having second thoughts about the projects? What did he do about this?

2) What was wrong with Nerburn's Nissan truck? Where did he take it to be fixed? Describe the garage and mechanic.

3) Describe the vehicles Grover passed on the trip he, Dan and Nerburn were taking. What are some of the bumper stickers they had?

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) 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?

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