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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does Tom Black get back to Pagosa?
(a) By train.
(b) By hitchhiking.
(c) By bus.
(d) By plane.
2. Symbolically, Tom Black's going back to the mountain represents that he has to do what?
(a) Reunite his two spirits.
(b) Identify his two spirits.
(c) Release his two spirits.
(d) Expose his two spirits.
3. What do the beans being choked by the weeds represent?
(a) The life being choked from horses on the rodeo circuit.
(b) Tom Black Bull being nearly choked from life on the ranch.
(c) The Mexican ex-bronco rider's life being choked from his farming life.
(d) Tom Black Bull being nearly choked from the white man's rodeo circuit.
4. One night, Tom Black dreams that Blue Elk is speaking to him as though he is still a boy, stating the 'old ways' are gone and Tom must learn to read, write, and what else?
(a) Plow fields.
(b) Raise cows.
(c) Rope steer.
(d) Raise sheep.
5. Riding with the pain of his injuries, what does Tom turn to?
(a) 'Old ways'.
6. Upon returning to the ranch to recover a second time, Tom Black Bull learns what about the Mexican ex-bronco rider?
(a) He broke his neck falling from a horse.
(b) He decided to die in his sleep.
(c) He drowned attempting a rescue in a flooded stream.
(d) He decided to commit suicide by gunshot.
7. What does Tom not realize takes place whenever he is 'riding for the crowd' and as a killer?
(a) He is riding the white man's way.
(b) He always loses.
(c) He only wins when he kills.
(d) He can never stop drugs for pain.
8. By the last chapter, Tom Black's name has changed to what?
(a) Tom Grizzly Bear.
(b) Tom Black Bull.
(c) Chief Black Bull.
(d) Chief Bear's Brother.
9. Tom Black dreams about his mother dying, chanting her death song, which brings what to the foreground of his psyche?
(a) More of the 'old ways'.
(b) Life at the reservation school.
(c) Life at the San Juan ranch.
(d) Experiences in the arena.
10. In the final chapter, where does Tom build his new lodge?
(a) The first bench of Grizzly Mountain.
(b) The first bench of Granite Peak.
(c) The first bench of Horse Mountain.
(d) The first bench of Bald Mountain.
11. What does Tom Black Bull's instructor die from?
(a) A gunshot wound.
(b) A bad heart, liver, and kidneys.
(c) A brain aneurysm.
(d) Being thrown from a horse.
12. After his first summer on the big rodeo circuit, Tom Black Bull returns to the ranch to discover what on his first evening back?
(a) The Mexican ex-bronco rider rummaging his jacket pockets.
(b) The Mexican ex-bronco rider rummaging his suitcase.
(c) The Mexican ex-bronco rider rummaging his trousers pockets.
(d) The Mexican ex-bronco rider rummaging his wallet.
13. What does Tom Black do in response to an animal near him in the meadow being killed by a wild animal?
(a) Helps the dogs round the sheep in chaos.
(b) Pulls his leg chasing the wild animal.
(c) Shoots the wild animal that killed the lamb.
(d) Chases the wild animal up the mountainside.
14. Tom's mother told her son that time lays scars on a man, becoming part of his being, just like what?
(a) Stripes on a skunk.
(b) White head of a bald eagle
(c) Stripes on a chipmunk.
(d) Markings on a diamondback rattlesnake.
15. Until he heals more, Tom Black accepts a job doing what that will not be too hard on him?
(a) Cattle herding.
(c) Leather cobbling.
(d) Store clerking, shelf stocking.
Short Answer Questions
1. When Tom Black Bull tells his instructor that he will not ride the circuit with him anymore, he advises he will do what instead?
2. How does Tom Black Bull feel about his first ride in the big time?
3. 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?
4. During his night ride at the Madison Square Garden rodeo, what parts of Tom Black's body go numb with pain?
5. Tom Black widens his hunt, and while looking for dry wood at one point, comes upon what and makes his kill?
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