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. Of what did the latticework arch between the two pillars at Wounded Knee remind Nerburn?

2. Describe Danelle.

3. Where did Sitting Bull's people come from?

4. What did Sitting Bull's monument overlook?

5. What did the Spanish want from the Indians?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe Annie's yard and other things outside her house.

3. What did Dan answer when Nerburn asked him if the Pow Wow was their destination?

4. Why was Thoreau mentioned in the conversation?

5. Dan said the white people had made them blanket Indians hanging around the trading post for handouts. What did he say they were now?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose two of these three topics:

1) Describe the Homestead town where they stopped.

2) Describe the scene with the drunken Indians in the restaurant.

3) How were Indians turned into victims by white people?

Essay Topic 2

Choose two of these three topics:

1) Describe the difference between white history and Indian history.

2) Why was Jesus important to Indians?

3) Describe the storm the three men went through sitting in Grover's Buick. How did each of them react to the storm?

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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