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 is unable to pursue his plans until he first does what?
(a) Traps the bear.
(b) Kills the bear.
(c) Faces the bear.
(d) Attempts to find the bear.

2. What is the rodeo a wild ride of, literally and figuratively?
(a) Slips and falls.
(b) Bumps and bruises.
(c) Ups and downs.
(d) Tosses and turns.

3. When Tom Black initiates his physical therapy with Mary Redmond, he is getting around how?
(a) Held up by two aides.
(b) In a wheelchair.
(c) Using a cane.
(d) With crutches.

4. 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 only wins when he kills.
(d) He is riding the white man's way.

5. 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 not settling down.
(c) His killing a horse.
(d) His fear.

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

7. Until he heals more, Tom Black accepts a job doing what that will not be too hard on him?
(a) Cattle herding.
(b) Store clerking, shelf stocking.
(c) Leather cobbling.
(d) Shepherding.

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

9. When he makes his way around the mountain the first time in his search for the bear, the odds are in favor of it being what type?
(a) Large black, not the grizzly cub he knew as a child.
(b) The grizzly cub he knew as a child, not a large cinnamon.
(c) Large cinnamon, not the grizzly cub he knew as a child.
(d) Large mountain bear, not the grizzly cub he knew as a child.

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

11. Tom Black dreams about his mother dying, chanting her death song, which brings what to the foreground of his psyche?
(a) Life at the San Juan ranch.
(b) Experiences in the arena.
(c) Life at the reservation school.
(d) More of the 'old ways'.

12. When Tom Black Bull tells his instructor that he will not ride the circuit with him anymore, he advises he will do what instead?
(a) Work the con circuit by himself.
(b) Ride the big time alone, for keeps.
(c) Find safer, steadier work.
(d) Return to his mountain alone.

13. What is Tom Black trying to kill through his own violence and the killing, bronco riding legend he has become?
(a) Indian legends that made up his earlier life.
(b) The white man's lifestyle he has adopted.
(c) Attitudes of the crowds coming only to watch violence.
(d) The brutality and vengeance that has grown up in him.

14. 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 among nearby boulders, waits for the bear to return.
(d) Picks a spot in a nearby tree, waits for the bear to return.

15. Starved, what does Tom Bull begin cooking for his next meal following breakfast on his initial day at work?
(a) Tortillas.
(b) Stew.
(c) Venison roast.
(d) Beef steak.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Tom Black's initial reaction to Mary Redmond's suggestions regarding a rest home?

2. In New York, Tom dreams of back-country rodeos, the San Juan ranch, his mother, and mountains, but all the dreams end how?

3. After several more seasons, legends about Tom Black Bull start to crop up as well as what new nickname?

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

5. The day following his dream about Blue Elk, Tom Black bathes where?

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