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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Looking back, what does Tom know the bear would have done had he fired his rifle and missed the bear's heart?
(a) Awaited to be killed.
(b) Killed him.
(c) Stared at him.
(d) Run away.
2. 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 fear.
(b) His not settling down.
(c) His punctured lung.
(d) His killing a horse.
3. In New York, Tom dreams of back-country rodeos, the San Juan ranch, his mother, and mountains, but all the dreams end how?
(a) Him trapped saddled to a bronco forever falling.
(b) His first ride on a bronco in a small rodeo.
(c) As a youth bathing in an icy brook, chanting to a new day.
(d) He and his mother fleeing Pagosa to meet his father.
4. 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 wallet.
(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 jacket pockets.
5. What switch is taking place in Tom Black's life as he dreams of his mother's death?
(a) Tom is concentrating increasingly about his future.
(b) Tom is slipping back more into his past.
(c) Tom is worrying about his dying on the rodeo circuit.
(d) Tom is becoming sad about his need to ride rodeo again.
6. Tom Black pushes himself beyond what is approved for his rehabilitation, causing Mary Redmond to be what?
7. 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?
8. 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 chipmunk.
(b) White head of a bald eagle
(c) Markings on a diamondback rattlesnake.
(d) Stripes on a skunk.
9. Tom Black faces various crossroads in his life, each time taking the path leading to what?
(a) His desire for injury, pain.
(b) His self-indulging ego, power.
(c) A legend that Utes are natural bronco riders.
(d) His skillful riding talent displayed.
10. Walking up the street, Tom Black recognizes what Indian across the road that now looks like a skid row character?
(a) Charley Huckleberry, a former council member.
(b) Blue Elk, who used to trick him.
(c) Benny Grayback, the old head man.
(d) Luther Spotted Dog, his former roommate.
11. When Tom Black initiates his physical therapy with Mary Redmond, he is getting around how?
(a) With crutches.
(b) In a wheelchair.
(c) Using a cane.
(d) Held up by two aides.
12. What is Tom Black's painful trek back up the mountain, naked and completely vulnerable to nature, an act of?
13. What is Tom Black's initial reaction to Mary Redmond's suggestions regarding a rest home?
(a) He accepts to quiet her, but plans to leave without her knowing.
(b) He quickly falls in line with her offers.
(c) He reluctantly accepts her invitations.
(d) He orders her to leave him alone.
14. In Tom Black's contact with Mary Redmond, he recalls the others who tried to make him do things their way. Who are they?
(a) Bessie Black Bull, Rowena Ellis, Benny Grayback, Meo.
(b) Meo, Rowena Ellis, Frank No Deer, George Black Bull.
(c) Blue Elk, Frank No Deer, Jim Thatcher, Red Dillon.
(d) Blue Elk, Rowena Ellis, Benny Grayback, Red Dillon.
15. Tom Black obtains the rodeo schedule, intends to make a comeback, and plans to use his summer pay to buy what?
(a) A car.
(b) A trailer.
(c) Hotel rooms and food.
(d) A saddle.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Tom Black trying to kill through his own violence and the killing, bronco riding legend he has become?
2. How does Tom Black describe broncos to Mary Redmond?
3. What do the beans being choked by the weeds represent?
4. Starved, what does Tom Bull begin cooking for his next meal following breakfast on his initial day at work?
5. In Tom Black's first dream the bear represents his 'old ways' spirit, while the bronco represents what?
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