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 questions as essay topics.

1) List and describe all the contents of Dan's shoe boxes. What is their purpose?

2) Describe Grover. How is he important to the book?

3) What did Dan write about how Indians learned about forgiveness from the land in the paper Nerburn read aloud?

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) How can a white person become like an Indian, according to Dan?

2) `Discuss the reasons Dan rebuked Nerburn for asking the Indian they picked up whether he was going to Sitting Bull's Memorial? How did it relate to how Southerners still view the Civil War?

3) Describe Sitting Bull and then tell about his murder. Why was he a great leader?

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