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

2. In Tom Black's first dream the bear represents his 'old ways' spirit, while the bronco represents what?
(a) His transition into the white man's world.
(b) His fears over who he is, and is trying to become.
(c) His anxiousness in leaving the 'old ways', eagerness to find new ones.
(d) His excitement on the rough ride into the white man's world.

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

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

5. When does Tom Black arrive and camp at his old campsite when he returns to locate the bear?
(a) The fourth night.
(b) The first night.
(c) The third night.
(d) The second night.

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

7. What is Tom Black's initial reaction to Mary Redmond's suggestions regarding a rest home?
(a) He orders her to leave him alone.
(b) He accepts to quiet her, but plans to leave without her knowing.
(c) He reluctantly accepts her invitations.
(d) He quickly falls in line with her offers.

8. What does Tom Black do in response to an animal near him in the meadow being killed by a wild animal?
(a) Pulls his leg chasing the wild animal.
(b) Shoots the wild animal that killed the lamb.
(c) Helps the dogs round the sheep in chaos.
(d) Chases the wild animal up the mountainside.

9. What happens during Tom Black's ride in the night rodeo at Madison Square Garden?
(a) The roan bucks him off.
(b) He rides the roan the full time limit.
(c) The roan smashes into the gate.
(d) The roan falls on him.

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

11. Riding with the pain of his injuries, what does Tom turn to?
(a) Alcohol.
(b) Meditation.
(c) Drugs.
(d) 'Old ways'.

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

13. What animals does Tom Black leave the remainder of his uneaten, initial breakfast pancakes for?
(a) Chipmunks, birds.
(b) Prairie dogs, chipmunks.
(c) Grouse, squirrels.
(d) Prairie chickens, prairie dogs.

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

15. 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) Chant to it.
(b) Share his spirits with it.
(c) Trap it.
(d) Kill it.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Tom Black's painful trek back up the mountain, naked and completely vulnerable to nature, an act of?

2. Tom Black Bull seems to draw the broncos that do what?

3. In Tom Black's second dream while in the juniper on Horse Mountain, thoughts of what go through his mind?

4. What is Tom Black's reaction when children in the park recognize him and point him out as a killer?

5. Symbolically, Tom Black's going back to the mountain represents that he has to do what?

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