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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does Tom Black do in response to an animal near him in the meadow being killed by a wild animal?
(a) Chases the wild animal up the mountainside.
(b) Pulls his leg chasing the wild animal.
(c) Helps the dogs round the sheep in chaos.
(d) Shoots the wild animal that killed the lamb.
2. Looking back, what does Tom know the bear would have done had he fired his rifle and missed the bear's heart?
(a) Run away.
(b) Stared at him.
(c) Awaited to be killed.
(d) Killed him.
3. What does Mary Redmond tell Tom Black she once cried all night over?
(a) Losing a rabbit she wanted.
(b) Losing a canary she wanted.
(c) Losing a dog she wanted.
(d) Losing a goldfish she wanted.
4. When does Tom Black's employer link up with him to collect the herd?
5. What do the beans being choked by the weeds represent?
(a) Tom Black Bull being nearly choked from life on the ranch.
(b) The life being choked from horses on the rodeo circuit.
(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.
6. Tom Black ends his journey in Part 4, Chapter 48, making a full circle from oneness with nature to hell and violence, or where?
(a) New to old and back.
(b) Roundness into nature and back.
(c) Life to death and back.
(d) Opposition into harmony and back.
7. What is Tom Black's painful trek back up the mountain, naked and completely vulnerable to nature, an act of?
8. Who initially attempts to help Tom Black deal with his dreams in New York?
(a) A doctor.
(b) An Indian rodeo hand.
(c) A preacher.
(d) A nurse.
9. What animals does Tom Black leave the remainder of his uneaten, initial breakfast pancakes for?
(a) Prairie dogs, chipmunks.
(b) Grouse, squirrels.
(c) Chipmunks, birds.
(d) Prairie chickens, prairie dogs.
10. By the last chapter, Tom Black's name has changed to what?
(a) Tom Grizzly Bear.
(b) Chief Black Bull.
(c) Chief Bear's Brother.
(d) Tom Black Bull.
11. A bear rushes into the meadow from the brush and kills what, as Tom Black muses over his rodeo plans one day?
(a) A horse.
(b) A lamb.
(c) A herding dog.
(d) A sheep.
12. When Tom Black rides in Madison Square Garden, the newspaper relates that he has killed how many horses?
13. What switch is taking place in Tom Black's life as he dreams of his mother's death?
(a) Tom is worrying about his dying on the rodeo circuit.
(b) Tom is concentrating increasingly about his future.
(c) Tom is becoming sad about his need to ride rodeo again.
(d) Tom is slipping back more into his past.
14. How does Tom Black Bull feel about his first ride in the big time?
(a) Pleased, it far exceeded average.
(b) Displeased, it was only average.
(c) Satisfied, it was better than average.
(d) Annoyed, it was less than average.
15. Tom Black faces a crossroads following his Madison Square Garden rodeo ride; one that starts where?
(a) Following a twisted ankle.
(b) After another minor injury.
(c) A successful ride.
(d) At the brink of his death.
Short Answer Questions
1. Tom Black dreams about his mother dying, chanting her death song, which brings what to the foreground of his psyche?
2. What is the rodeo a wild ride of, literally and figuratively?
3. What does Tom Black tell his new employer about his past?
4. Tom Black Bull spends much time thinking as he recovers, then decides to what?
5. Tom Black moves on to Thatcher's Market where he purchases what?
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