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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When late March arrives, Tom Black Bull knows the time has come for what?
(a) The Bear Mating.
(b) The Bear Song.
(c) The Bear Dance.
(d) The Bear Growling.

2. Tom Black Bull is given a single room at whose suggestion?
(a) Benny Grayback.
(b) Dolly Beaverfoot.
(c) Charley Huckleberry.
(d) Rowena Ellis.

3. What happens during one rodeo ride in Texas requiring hospitalization for Tom Black Bull?
(a) He breaks his collarbone.
(b) He breaks his hip.
(c) He breaks his arm.
(d) He breaks his leg.

4. Whom does Tom Black Bull assist with the sheep?
(a) Benny Grayback.
(b) Ed Porter.
(c) Charley Huckleberry.
(d) Albert Left Hand.

5. How do Tom Black Bull and his teacher later force a Mexican shepherd to make them food?
(a) Under threat of punching.
(b) At gunpoint.
(c) Under threat of clubbing.
(d) At knifepoint.

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

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

8. When Tom Black Bull escapes from the school, what happens?
(a) He returns to his mountain and finds his lodge burned down.
(b) He encounters the jays and chipmunks that remain his friends.
(c) He takes up residence in his lodge as though he never left.
(d) He goes to his mountain and the song remains in his soul.

9. What is George Bull's demeanor when he arrives at the house following the fight?
(a) Nervous, but in control.
(b) Frantic and upset.
(c) Worried and in fear.
(d) Calm and controlled.

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

11. Blue Elk knows that life based on the 'old ways' contrasts starkly with how he lives and is what?
(a) Superior to his lifestyle.
(b) Identical to his lifestyle.
(c) Inferior to his lifestyle.
(d) Comparable to his lifestyle.

12. The other students tease Tom Black Bull about his basket weaving skill and call him what?
(a) Bear's Sister.
(b) She-bear.
(c) Basket Woman.
(d) Baby Bear.

13. Where do Bessie Black Bull and her son wait for two days to ensure that no one follows them en route to their rendezvous with her husband?
(a) The foot of Horse Mountain.
(b) The foot of Granite Peak.
(c) The foot of Grizzly Mountain.
(d) The foot of Bald Mountain.

14. 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 pathos of the demise of the American Indian way.
(d) The tragedy of the demise of American Indian legends.

15. What is Blue Elk impressed to learn about Tom Black Bull?
(a) He knows the 'old ways' have no end.
(b) He knows how to sing in the 'old ways' alone.
(c) He brings the 'old way' out of Blue Elk by singing.
(d) He has lived alone in the 'old ways' for two years.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the Mexican ex-bronco rider who now cooks at Tom Black Bull's new residence?

2. The spring after they are run out of Felice, where do Tom Black Bull and his teacher work?

3. 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?

4. Why has Tom Black Bull taken well to caring for the sheep?

5. Blue Elk tracks Bear's Brother to his mountain lodge, and upon looking around is reminded of whom?

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