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. In New York, Tom dreams of back-country rodeos, the San Juan ranch, his mother, and mountains, but all the dreams end how?
(a) Him trapped saddled to a bronco forever falling.
(b) As a youth bathing in an icy brook, chanting to a new day.
(c) He and his mother fleeing Pagosa to meet his father.
(d) His first ride on a bronco in a small rodeo.

2. Tom Black widens his hunt, and while looking for dry wood at one point, comes upon what and makes his kill?
(a) A buck.
(b) A cinnamon bear.
(c) A grizzly bear.
(d) A doe.

3. What is it that Tom Black finally comes to realize he must face after his being crushed under the horse in Madison Square Garden?
(a) His punctured lung.
(b) His killing a horse.
(c) His not settling down.
(d) His fear.

4. How does Tom Black Bull care for his instructor's body?
(a) Leaves it for the city pauper's cemetery.
(b) Collects saloon donations to pay for the funeral.
(c) Offers to pay for the burial.
(d) Buries it at the San Juan ranch.

5. If you include the one killed in Aztec, which is not in the records, Tom Black determines he has killed how many horses before his ride in Madison Square Garden?
(a) 8.
(b) 7.
(c) 9.
(d) 6.

6. Living on the mountain is healing his soul and Tom Black is slowly recalling his former self when he lived how?
(a) The 'natural way'.
(b) The 'mountain way'.
(c) The 'old way'.
(d) The 'Ute way'.

7. Looking back, what does Tom know the bear would have done had he fired his rifle and missed the bear's heart?
(a) Killed him.
(b) Awaited to be killed.
(c) Run away.
(d) Stared at him.

8. Talking with his employer about the bear he saw makes Tom Black do what?
(a) Purchase a rifle to hunt the bear.
(b) Continue with his plans for the rodeo.
(c) Talk his employer into following him to where he saw the bear.
(d) Change his plans again.

9. Tom Black had gotten rid of all memory smells but the bear, and he plans to track it down and do what if it is a grizzly?
(a) Share his spirits with it.
(b) Chant to it.
(c) Kill it.
(d) Trap it.

10. Where does Tom Black head back to after stocking up on supplies?
(a) Grizzly Mountain.
(b) Horse Mountain.
(c) Bald Mountain.
(d) Granite Peak.

11. Tom Black Bull seems to draw the broncos that do what?
(a) Reflect his excited, yet satisfied nature.
(b) Expose his light, content nature.
(c) Reveal his nasty, yet accepting nature.
(d) Mirror his dark, vicious nature.

12. Tom Black moves on to Thatcher's Market where he purchases what?
(a) A blue coat with brass buttons.
(b) Work clothes, to change his image.
(c) A new western hat.
(d) More practical, casual clothing.

13. What does Tom not realize takes place whenever he is 'riding for the crowd' and as a killer?
(a) He always loses.
(b) He can never stop drugs for pain.
(c) He is riding the white man's way.
(d) He only wins when he kills.

14. Walking up the street, Tom Black recognizes what Indian across the road that now looks like a skid row character?
(a) Charley Huckleberry, a former council member.
(b) Luther Spotted Dog, his former roommate.
(c) Benny Grayback, the old head man.
(d) Blue Elk, who used to trick him.

15. In Tom Black's second dream while in the juniper on Horse Mountain, thoughts of what go through his mind?
(a) Situations of extreme physical pain.
(b) Feeling of the icy cold water he bathed in.
(c) Loneliness in the absence of his father and mother.
(d) Items he has smelled or tasted burnt.

Short Answer Questions

1. The smell of burnt coffee in New York first reminds Tom Black of when he burned the San Juan barn, and then of what?

2. One afternoon Tom Black picks grasses, weaves a tiny basket, then leaves it in a tree as a nest for what?

3. What does Tom Black do in response to an animal near him in the meadow being killed by a wild animal?

4. Who initially attempts to help Tom Black deal with his dreams in New York?

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

(see the answer keys)

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