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 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 desire for injury, pain.
(c) His skillful riding talent displayed.
(d) His self-indulging ego, power.

2. If you include the one killed in Aztec, which is not in the records, Tom Black determines he has killed how many horses before his ride in Madison Square Garden?
(a) 8.
(b) 6.
(c) 7.
(d) 9.

3. Tom's mother told her son that time lays scars on a man, becoming part of his being, just like what?
(a) Markings on a diamondback rattlesnake.
(b) White head of a bald eagle
(c) Stripes on a skunk.
(d) Stripes on a chipmunk.

4. Tom sets out to kill a boyhood, ends up killing the man he has been for so long, and finds what?
(a) Those in Pagosa.
(b) Himself.
(c) His childhood friends.
(d) His parents.

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

6. Tom Black was obsessed with killing his past, but why does he now see that he must kill that which he has become?
(a) To get back to the wholeness that is his heritage.
(b) To get back where the 'old way' and a new one can blend.
(c) Rid himself of his bronco riding ways and embark on a new path.
(d) To escape his past and embark on a new future.

7. When the time comes where Tom Black is looking for rehabilitation homes, what is Mary Redmond trying to do?
(a) Escape being slowly trapped as part of his life.
(b) Remain a continuing part of his rehabilitation.
(c) Slowly remove herself from part of his rehabilitation.
(d) Move to Florida to find a home near the beach.

8. 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) Attitudes of the crowds coming only to watch violence.
(c) The white man's lifestyle he has adopted.
(d) The brutality and vengeance that has grown up in him.

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

10. Tom Black tracks the bear up the mountain, circles back around to where he started, and discovers what?
(a) Not another sign.
(b) Not another fresh sign.
(c) Where it cached a carcass.
(d) Only an old sign where it once slept.

11. As Tom Black Bull moves into the big time rodeo, riding as his own man, what is he bringing Into his next stage of life?
(a) His new successful sense of achievement.
(b) His new fear of loss and injury.
(c) His new, hard, vicious spirit.
(d) His new calm, peaceful tranquility.

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

13. The author, Hal Borland, symbolically compares Tom Black's multiple injuries and hospitalizations with what?
(a) His burning down the San Juan ranch.
(b) The image of his crippled and injured spirit.
(c) The demise of the Mexican ex-bronco rider.
(d) The death of his father in the avalanche.

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

15. Tom Black Bull seems to draw the broncos that do what?
(a) Reflect his excited, yet satisfied nature.
(b) Reveal his nasty, yet accepting nature.
(c) Expose his light, content nature.
(d) Mirror his dark, vicious nature.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Tom Black's contact with Mary Redmond, he recalls the others who tried to make him do things their way. Who are they?

2. When Tom Black initiates his physical therapy with Mary Redmond, he is getting around how?

3. Those who observe how Tom Black rides and lives between rides see that the ride is the only time he does what?

4. Where does Tom Black leave his clothes bag while he walks up the street?

5. What form of exercise does Tom Black use to strengthen his legs?

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