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. A flash of lightning illuminated a billboard with a quote from what book in the Bible?

2. According to the Lakota, what happened the year the buffalo froze?

3. What were tied to the lattice work between the arches?

4. What was strewn around the base of the obelisk?

5. What did Bobbie train Fatback to do?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. The monument at Wounded Knee was erected in memory of what?

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

4. What was the difference between Lincoln and Jesus in Dan's eyes?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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) 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?

Essay Topic 3

Choose two of these three topics:

1) Describe the difference between white history and Indian history.

2) Why was Jesus important to Indians?

3) Describe the storm the three men went through sitting in Grover's Buick. How did each of them react to the storm?

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