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. Who was Crazy Horse?

2. What did Grover do when they got back on the road?

3. What gift had the Creator given Dan?

4. How did Danelle's parents die?

5. What were the seven stars supposed to have taught the Lakota?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Describe the inside of Annie's house.

6. What stood in the middle of the plot that was through the pillars?

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

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. Name some of the signs along the road in Chapter 22.

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

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 questions as essay topics:

1) What stages did the writing of the book go through and what was the final decision on how it should be written?

2) Explain the significance of tobacco and sweet grass to the Indians. What did the Indians do with those two things?

3) Describe the different stages the white men went through in their dealings with the Indians. How did it become worse and worse?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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