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 were tied to the lattice work between the arches?

2. What did Dan say Nerburn thought too much about?

3. What New England writer did Dan bring up in the conversation?

4. How did Dan describe the rolling foothills?

5. The Catholic church held a conference to determine what about Indians?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe Annie.

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

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

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

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

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

8. Describe Grover's drive to Annie's house in the beginning of Chapter 20.

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose two of these three topics:

1) Why did white men choose freedom and Indians choose honor to worship? Discuss the cages Dan brought up. Are white men really free?

2) How did Dan describe the treaties which were offered to the Indians?

3) How did the whites use words against the Indians?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Choose two of these three topics:

1) Describe the Hippie family they saw at the truck stop. What indicated they were "Wannabes"? Why did they make Dan nervous but not Grover?

2) Which group, the HIppies or the Yuppies, did Dan dislike more? Why?

3) When the three were on the road again, what was it that Dan and Grover did that brought Nerburn to tears? To what did he compare it in his past?

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