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

2. What did Nerburn dream about at Wounded Knee?

3. Who shot Sitting Bull?

4. How was the land to the east of the Missouri river different from the land to the west?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why was Thoreau mentioned in the conversation?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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) 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?

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