When the Legends Die Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

Hal Borland
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Red Dillon represent?
(a) The twisted spirit of the white man.
(b) The protective nature of the white rancher.
(c) The helpful capability of the white man.
(d) The commercial ability of the white man.

2. Tom Black Bull and his teacher are run out of Felice with the latter shirtless, so he leaves what on a clothesline they pass?
(a) A $1 bill in exchange for a shirt he takes.
(b) A $10 bill in exchange for a shirt he takes.
(c) A $2 bill in exchange for a shirt he takes.
(d) A $5 bill in exchange for a shirt he takes.

3. Who does Tom Black Bull join with to become a bronco rider?
(a) Bill Edwards.
(b) Red Dillon.
(c) Marty Redmond.
(d) Ed Porter.

4. Upon returning to his mountain, what does Tom Black Bull learn?
(a) His spirit is becoming polluted.
(b) He still remembers the songs of his spirit.
(c) He has lost much of his 'old ways' knowledge.
(d) His spirit remains pure.

5. In regards to Blue Elk being willing to sell his own grandmother, what is his reply?
(a) She is dead.
(b) He never knew her.
(c) She works in a town over the mountains.
(d) She teaches at a different reservation.

6. Why has Tom Black Bull taken well to caring for the sheep?
(a) It is not as much work as horses.
(b) The goats wander too far.
(c) The pigs are always groveling in mud.
(d) It is a part of his nature.

7. When Bessie Black Bull goes back to town a third time, what does she trade with Indian women in exchange for information about Blue Elk?
(a) Wool.
(b) Calico.
(c) Basketry.
(d) Firewood.

8. Two white men exit a saloon and offer Tom Black Bull how much to ride 'his horse' at the end of town?
(a) A quarter.
(b) A dime.
(c) Fifty cents.
(d) Two dollars.

9. What is it that Tom Black Bull admires for sale in a store window when he arrives in Bayfield with Albert Left Hand?
(a) A jacket with brass buttons.
(b) A rifle.
(c) A saddle.
(d) A horse blanket.

10. When his plowing fails, Tom Black Bull is next set to task as what?
(a) A herd boy with the cows.
(b) A herd boy with the goats.
(c) A shepherd boy with the sheep.
(d) A coop boy with the chickens.

11. Having begun to reevaluate his life, Tom Black Bull returns to the hotel and refuses to comply with orders to do what?
(a) Prepare for the next con.
(b) Ride in the next rodeo.
(c) Take care of the horses.
(d) Return to his instructor's spread.

12. What is the name of the Mexican ex-bronco rider who now cooks at Tom Black Bull's new residence?
(a) Francisco.
(b) Diego.
(c) Meo.
(d) Angelo.

13. After two years, George and Bessie Black Bull are in debt for how much to the white man?
(a) $62.
(b) $42.
(c) $32.
(d) $52.

14. What happens with George Black Bull's body?
(a) It is never found.
(b) Bessie and Tom bury it in the 'old way'.
(c) The sheriff has it buried in the commoner's cemetery.
(d) Animals eat it.

15. The circle the stars make is juxtaposed to the squareness of what?
(a) The white man's cross.
(b) The white man's fields.
(c) The white man's houses and streets.
(d) The white man's books.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Tom Black Bull share a room with in the dormitory?

2. Tom Black Bull tells the Mexican ex-bronco rider that he feels powerless at this point in his life, except for when?

3. Blue Elk knows that life based on the 'old ways' contrasts starkly with how he lives and is what?

4. How does Blue Elk trick Tom Black Bull into agreeing to go to the agency school?

5. What does Jim Thatcher tell Bessie Black Bull regarding Blue Elk following her encounter with the Indian women who initially tease her?

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