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 did Dan take out of the trunk at Wounded Knee?

2. What color did Nerburn say the morning sky was?

3. What did Nerburn dream about at Wounded Knee?

4. what did the drunk Indian woman in the restaurant in the Homestead town look like?

5. What does Dan mention whites would view as an artifact which should be viewed as sacred?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. Describe the inside of Annie's house.

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) 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 2

Choose two of these three topics:

1) What are some of the criticisms Dan had about Nerburn in the chapter, "Welcome to our Land"?

2) What did the grandfathers tell Dan? What did they give him?

3) What gift did the Creator give Dan? What did Dan's father say about the gift?

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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