When the Legends Die Test | Final 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 Mary Redmond tell Tom Black she once cried all night over?
(a) Losing a goldfish she wanted.
(b) Losing a dog she wanted.
(c) Losing a canary she wanted.
(d) Losing a rabbit she wanted.

2. How does Tom Black get back to Pagosa?
(a) By bus.
(b) By train.
(c) By plane.
(d) By hitchhiking.

3. Tom Black finds where the bear has cached the remains of a kill it has made, so he does what?
(a) Picks a spot in a nearby tree, waits for the bear to return.
(b) Picks a spot among nearby boulders, waits for the bear to return.
(c) Continues to track the bear now that he is closing in.
(d) Decides to give up his hunt, returns to break his camp down.

4. What is it that Mary Redmond wants with Tom Black?
(a) To share pride with him.
(b) To have control over him.
(c) To offer encouragement with him.
(d) To provide assistance to him.

5. The smell of burnt coffee in New York first reminds Tom Black of when he burned the San Juan barn, and then of what?
(a) Everything about living on the San Juan ranch.
(b) Reservation life as a young child, his mother's breakfasts.
(c) Agency school life, his first time eating white man's food.
(d) Burnt coffee in all the cheap cafes he ate at.

6. When Tom Black rides in Madison Square Garden, the newspaper relates that he has killed how many horses?
(a) 9.
(b) 7.
(c) 6.
(d) 8.

7. Tom Black pushes himself beyond what is approved for his rehabilitation, causing Mary Redmond to be what?
(a) Glad.
(b) Unaffected.
(c) Frustrated.
(d) Proud.

8. What does Tom Black Bull's instructor die from?
(a) Being thrown from a horse.
(b) A brain aneurysm.
(c) A gunshot wound.
(d) A bad heart, liver, and kidneys.

9. Tom Black obtains the rodeo schedule, intends to make a comeback, and plans to use his summer pay to buy what?
(a) A saddle.
(b) Hotel rooms and food.
(c) A trailer.
(d) A car.

10. The day following his dream about Blue Elk, Tom Black bathes where?
(a) In the early morning, icy creek.
(b) In the mid-morning, cold creek.
(c) In the early evening, cool creek.
(d) In the mid-afternoon, warm creek.

11. Tom Black faces various crossroads in his life, each time taking the path leading to what?
(a) His skillful riding talent displayed.
(b) A legend that Utes are natural bronco riders.
(c) His desire for injury, pain.
(d) His self-indulging ego, power.

12. Upon hearing of the grizzly bear that Tom Black thinks he saw, his employer responds that it is more likely what type?
(a) A reddish panda.
(b) A cinnamon bear.
(c) A mountain bear.
(d) A black bear.

13. In a local café in Pagosa, four men are staring at Tom Black in his fancy clothes and he feels what?
(a) Proud of his status.
(b) Self-conscious.
(c) Nothing.
(d) Self-confident.

14. The author, Hal Borland, symbolically compares Tom Black's multiple injuries and hospitalizations with what?
(a) His burning down the San Juan ranch.
(b) The demise of the Mexican ex-bronco rider.
(c) The image of his crippled and injured spirit.
(d) The death of his father in the avalanche.

15. During his night ride at the Madison Square Garden rodeo, what parts of Tom Black's body go numb with pain?
(a) Left arm and elbow.
(b) Right arm and elbow.
(c) Left knee and ankle.
(d) Right knee and ankle.

Short Answer Questions

1. Talking with his employer about the bear he saw makes Tom Black do what?

2. Tom sets out to kill a boyhood, ends up killing the man he has been for so long, and finds what?

3. Tom Black dreams about his mother dying, chanting her death song, which brings what to the foreground of his psyche?

4. What is Tom Black trying to kill through his own violence and the killing, bronco riding legend he has become?

5. Tom Black moves on to Thatcher's Market where he purchases what?

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