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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. When does Tom Black arrive and camp at his old campsite when he returns to locate the bear?
(a) The second night.
(b) The first night.
(c) The third night.
(d) The fourth night.
2. Why does Mary Redmond not like cats?
(a) Cats are finicky eaters.
(b) Cats scratch too quickly.
(c) Cats claw furniture.
(d) Cats are too independent.
3. Talking with his employer about the bear he saw makes Tom Black do what?
(a) Change his plans again.
(b) Purchase a rifle to hunt the bear.
(c) Continue with his plans for the rodeo.
(d) Talk his employer into following him to where he saw the bear.
4. What do the beans being choked by the weeds represent?
(a) Tom Black Bull being nearly choked from life on the ranch.
(b) The Mexican ex-bronco rider's life being choked from his farming life.
(c) Tom Black Bull being nearly choked from the white man's rodeo circuit.
(d) The life being choked from horses on the rodeo circuit.
5. How does Tom Black Bull care for his instructor's body?
(a) Offers to pay for the burial.
(b) Leaves it for the city pauper's cemetery.
(c) Collects saloon donations to pay for the funeral.
(d) Buries it at the San Juan ranch.
6. Starved, what does Tom Bull begin cooking for his next meal following breakfast on his initial day at work?
(a) Venison roast.
(c) Beef steak.
7. How does Tom Black describe broncos to Mary Redmond?
(a) As troubled spirits.
(b) As merely untamed.
(c) As mean outlaws.
(d) As mountain bears.
8. Symbolically, Tom Black's going back to the mountain represents that he has to do what?
(a) Identify his two spirits.
(b) Expose his two spirits.
(c) Release his two spirits.
(d) Reunite his two spirits.
9. Mary Redmond tells Tom Black that she has located a rest home in the country run by whom?
(a) A retired couple she knows.
(b) A man she knows.
(c) A young couple she knows.
(d) A woman she knows.
10. Tom Black finds where the bear has cached the remains of a kill it has made, so he does what?
(a) Decides to give up his hunt, returns to break his camp down.
(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) Picks a spot in a nearby tree, waits for the bear to return.
11. 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) Left knee and ankle.
(c) Right arm and elbow.
(d) Right knee and ankle.
12. A bear rushes into the meadow from the brush and kills what, as Tom Black muses over his rodeo plans one day?
(a) A sheep.
(b) A lamb.
(c) A herding dog.
(d) A horse.
13. When does Tom Black's employer link up with him to collect the herd?
14. Tom will live awhile in the 'old ways', then go to town and the Indian school to see what is happening, but will not what?
(a) Go back to the arena.
(b) Seek out Jim Thatcher.
(c) Find out what became of Blue Elk.
(d) Hunt game any further, only fish.
15. Tom Black Bull spends much time thinking as he recovers, then decides to what?
(a) Buy the ranch and teach Utes to ride broncos.
(b) Burn down the ranch cabin and barn.
(c) Buy the ranch and give up rodeo riding.
(d) Quit rodeo riding and return to the mountain.
Short Answer Questions
1. Tom Black dreams about his mother dying, chanting her death song, which brings what to the foreground of his psyche?
2. The day following his dream about Blue Elk, Tom Black bathes where?
3. What is Tom Black's reaction when children in the park recognize him and point him out as a killer?
4. He will soon be out of the hospital and on his way to mend, so what does Tom Black do with his dreams and nightmares at this stage?
5. What form of exercise does Tom Black use to strengthen his legs?
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