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 does Dan say he sometimes imagines doing in revenge for the whites taking everything sacred to Indians?

2. In December of what year did the massacre at Wounded Knee take place?

3. What did Dan rebuke Nerburn about in Chapter 12?

4. What was the name of Danelle's mother?

5. How large was the plot of ground inside the pillars and bordered by cement?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why was Thoreau mentioned in the conversation?

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

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

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

5. Describe Annie.

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

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

8. Describe what was in the bundle Grover took out of his trunk that he and Dan unwrapped in Chapter 12, "Welcome to Our Land"?

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

10. Describe what was on the grassy field below where Dan, Grover and Nerburn were parked in Chapter 12.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose two of these three topics:

Choose two of these three topics:

1) What are some of the bitter memories and thoughts Dan shared with Nerburn about how white men treated Indians?

2) Describe Wounded Knee including the monument, the pillars, the latticework between the pillars, the graves and other objects at the site.

3) What are the ceremonies Dan went through after arriving at Wounded Knee?

Essay Topic 2

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 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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