Introduction Poem | Part 1, Chapter 1
1. What does the introductory poem summarize?
(a) The demise of some, but not all, American Indian tribes.
(b) The tragedy of the demise of the American Wild West.
(c) The tragedy of the demise of American Indian legends.
(d) The pathos of the demise of the American Indian way.
2. The main character, a Ute boy, first learns the Indian legends, keeps them alive, and then lives with white men. What happens to him, ultimately?
(a) He absorbs the white man's ways, and forever forgets the 'old ways'.
(b) The white man's ways gradually fade the 'old ways' from memory.
(c) The 'old ways' are driven from his life.
(d) His 'old ways are integrated with his new life.
3. Twisted in spirit by first learning as a boy, then in young adulthood trying to kill memories and old influences, what happens to Tom?
(a) He makes the transition integrating the legends.
(b) He builds his own false legends as he goes.
(c) He makes the trek without building any legends.
(d) False legends arise, but he is able to remain focused.
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