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. Why was Sitting Bull great?

2. How old is April?

3. What racial slur did Nerburn overhear in the Homestead town restaurant?

4. According to Indians what people are closest to God?

5. What burial site did they head for after leaving the Homestead town?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. According to Dan, why are white people in trouble?

4. How did the storm affect the three men?

5. What did Dan take out of his large bag four times during the time he circled the fenced area?

6. How do whites treat history of Lincoln differently than the history of Jesus?

7. Describe Annie.

8. Why was Thoreau mentioned in the conversation?

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

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

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 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?

Essay Topic 3

Choose two of these three topics:

1) What are some of the additional personal things Nerburn learns about Dan at Annie's house?

2) What does Danelle say about Indian women?

3) Describe how Whites handle racism differently than Indians. Include mention of half-breeds, quarter-breeds and other ethnic blending and how Indian children were separated into groups at the white boarding schools.

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