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 prescription does Tom Black's doctor offer, which allows for little else on his new job?
(a) Eat, sleep, relax.
(b) Eat, sleep, walk.
(c) Eat, think, sleep.
(d) Eat, sleep, ride quiet horses.

2. Upon returning to the ranch to recover a second time, Tom Black Bull learns what about the Mexican ex-bronco rider?
(a) He decided to commit suicide by gunshot.
(b) He decided to die in his sleep.
(c) He drowned attempting a rescue in a flooded stream.
(d) He broke his neck falling from a horse.

3. Now that he is about to leave the hospital, Tom Black knows at this phase that he will be alone, raw, and without the shield of what that he has had for so long?
(a) The morbid rodeo crowd.
(b) Nurses and doctors.
(c) Harmony of nature, roundness of life.
(d) His anger and violence.

4. What does Tom Black feel later that day after he awakes from his dream?
(a) Thrown from a bronco coming out of the chute.
(b) Jolt of the bronco coming out of the chute.
(c) Landed on by a bronco, his last ride.
(d) Slammed against the gate while on the bronco.

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

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

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

8. Tom Black faces a crossroads following his Madison Square Garden rodeo ride; one that starts where?
(a) A successful ride.
(b) After another minor injury.
(c) Following a twisted ankle.
(d) At the brink of his death.

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

10. In the final chapter, where does Tom build his new lodge?
(a) The first bench of Grizzly Mountain.
(b) The first bench of Bald Mountain.
(c) The first bench of Horse Mountain.
(d) The first bench of Granite Peak.

11. What form of exercise does Tom Black use to strengthen his legs?
(a) Jumping rope.
(b) Walking.
(c) Mountain hiking.
(d) Jogging.

12. In Tom Black's contact with Mary Redmond, he recalls the others who tried to make him do things their way. Who are they?
(a) Bessie Black Bull, Rowena Ellis, Benny Grayback, Meo.
(b) Meo, Rowena Ellis, Frank No Deer, George Black Bull.
(c) Blue Elk, Frank No Deer, Jim Thatcher, Red Dillon.
(d) Blue Elk, Rowena Ellis, Benny Grayback, Red Dillon.

13. 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) Seek out Jim Thatcher.
(b) Go back to the arena.
(c) Find out what became of Blue Elk.
(d) Hunt game any further, only fish.

14. What does Tom Black tell his new employer about his past?
(a) Everything about his rodeo work.
(b) Sketchy details about his rodeo work.
(c) Only about his riding, nothing about the crowds or his fear.
(d) Nothing about his rodeo work.

15. Mary Redmond tells Tom Black that she has located a rest home in the country run by whom?
(a) A man she knows.
(b) A young couple she knows.
(c) A retired couple she knows.
(d) A woman she knows.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Tom Black rides in Madison Square Garden, the newspaper relates that he has killed how many horses?

2. Tom Black was obsessed with killing his past, but why does he now see that he must kill that which he has become?

3. In Tom Black's first dream the bear represents his 'old ways' spirit, while the bronco represents what?

4. How does Tom Black Bull feel about his first ride in the big time?

5. After his first summer on the big rodeo circuit, Tom Black Bull returns to the ranch to discover what on his first evening back?

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