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 Grover put in his napkin for Fatback?

2. What was in the small leather bag inside Dan's shirt?

3. What did Nerburn dream about at Wounded Knee?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. Describe Grover's drive to Annie's house in the beginning of Chapter 20.

7. What are some of the bad things the white men did to the Indians?

8. Dan asked Nerburn to help him and Nerburn wanted to do that but what else did Nerburn feel he needed to do?

9. Describe what Dan means when he talks about white mens' cages?

10. Describe Annie's house.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Choose two of these three topics:

1) Describe the difference between the two sides of the Missouri River.

2) How did Indians view Jesus?

3) Describe Annie's house.

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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