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 and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What shape was Sitting Bull's Monument?

2. What color was Delvin's and Danelle's pickup?

3. With whom did Sitting Bull's people join when they went south to avoid the soldiers?

4. Whose name was written on another side of the monument?

5. How many murdered Lakota people were buried at Wounded Knee?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

1) Why did Nerburn decide to write Neither Wolf Nor Dog? What did he hope the book would do?

2) Describe Dan and Wenonah.

3) Why did Dan choose Nerburn to write the book?

4) Answer two of the three questions.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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