Neither Wolf nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

Kent Nerburn
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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why couldn't Dan speak or write, according to the grandfathers?

3. To what was the monument at Wounded Knee dedicated?

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

5. What was the object wrapped in a blanket that Grover took out of his trunk?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Choose two of these three topics:

1) Why did Indian children root for the cowboys in the old Cowboy and Indian movies?

2) What influence did Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show have? What famous Indian was in it? What famous foreign ruler saw it?

3) Describe "movie Indians." What were some of the funny comments made about them by the Indians?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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