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. How did Danelle's parents die?

2. What is Paha Sapa?

3. What did the French want from the Indians?

4. What is a wipoye?

5. What does Dan say he sometimes imagines doing in revenge for the whites taking everything sacred to Indians?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe what Dan means when he talks about white mens' cages?

2. Describe the inside of Annie's house.

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

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

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

6. What did Dan say one had to do to be like an Indian?

7. What was the advice Dan gave Nerburn in Chapter 12, "Welcome to Our Land"?

8. What did Dan answer when Nerburn asked him if the Pow Wow was their destination?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Choose two of these three topics:

1) Describe Sitting Bull's Monument. What was in front of it? Where was it located?

2) Write something about the Polish immigrant and his carving.

3) Describe the difference between leaders and rulers according to Dan.

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