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. In Tom Black's second dream while in the juniper on Horse Mountain, thoughts of what go through his mind?
(a) Feeling of the icy cold water he bathed in.
(b) Situations of extreme physical pain.
(c) Loneliness in the absence of his father and mother.
(d) Items he has smelled or tasted burnt.

2. What is Tom Black's initial reaction to Mary Redmond's suggestions regarding a rest home?
(a) He orders her to leave him alone.
(b) He reluctantly accepts her invitations.
(c) He quickly falls in line with her offers.
(d) He accepts to quiet her, but plans to leave without her knowing.

3. The smell of burnt coffee in New York first reminds Tom Black of when he burned the San Juan barn, and then of what?
(a) Burnt coffee in all the cheap cafes he ate at.
(b) Agency school life, his first time eating white man's food.
(c) Reservation life as a young child, his mother's breakfasts.
(d) Everything about living on the San Juan ranch.

4. 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?
(a) Go back to the arena.
(b) Hunt game any further, only fish.
(c) Seek out Jim Thatcher.
(d) Find out what became of Blue Elk.

5. During his night ride at the Madison Square Garden rodeo, what parts of Tom Black's body go numb with pain?
(a) Right knee and ankle.
(b) Right arm and elbow.
(c) Left knee and ankle.
(d) Left arm and elbow.

6. 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 death of his father in the avalanche.
(c) The demise of the Mexican ex-bronco rider.
(d) The image of his crippled and injured spirit.

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

8. What form of exercise does Tom Black use to strengthen his legs?
(a) Jumping rope.
(b) Walking.
(c) Jogging.
(d) Mountain hiking.

9. Looking back, what does Tom know the bear would have done had he fired his rifle and missed the bear's heart?
(a) Stared at him.
(b) Killed him.
(c) Awaited to be killed.
(d) Run away.

10. What does Mary Redmond tell Tom Black she once cried all night over?
(a) Losing a dog she wanted.
(b) Losing a canary she wanted.
(c) Losing a rabbit she wanted.
(d) Losing a goldfish she wanted.

11. Mary Redmond tells Tom Black that she has located a rest home in the country run by whom?
(a) A man she knows.
(b) A woman she knows.
(c) A young couple she knows.
(d) A retired couple she knows.

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

13. Now that he is about to leave the hospital, Tom Black knows at this phase that he will be alone, raw, and without the shield of what that he has had for so long?
(a) His anger and violence.
(b) Harmony of nature, roundness of life.
(c) The morbid rodeo crowd.
(d) Nurses and doctors.

14. When does Tom Black arrive and camp at his old campsite when he returns to locate the bear?
(a) The second night.
(b) The first night.
(c) The fourth night.
(d) The third night.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Riding with the pain of his injuries, what does Tom turn to?

2. Until he heals more, Tom Black accepts a job doing what that will not be too hard on him?

3. Tom Black widens his hunt, and while looking for dry wood at one point, comes upon what and makes his kill?

4. Tom Black was obsessed with killing his past, but why does he now see that he must kill that which he has become?

5. What prescription does Tom Black's doctor offer, which allows for little else on his new job?

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