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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what way is the gold prospector injured?
(a) Bleeding profusely from his arm.
(b) A fractured leg bone.
(c) A twisted ankle.
(d) Bleeding profusely from his leg.

2. How does Tom Black Bull share part of his deer kill?
(a) With Blue Elk.
(b) With the sheriff.
(c) With a bear.
(d) With Jim Thatcher.

3. What does Jim Thatcher tell Bessie Black Bull regarding Blue Elk following her encounter with the Indian women who initially tease her?
(a) He had nothing to do with settling the issue with Frank No Deer.
(b) He was totally responsible for settling the issue with Frank No Deer.
(c) He was partly responsible for settling the issue with Frank No Deer.
(d) He was responsible for stealing from Jim Thatcher's store.

4. The circle the stars make is juxtaposed to the squareness of what?
(a) The white man's cross.
(b) The white man's books.
(c) The white man's houses and streets.
(d) The white man's fields.

5. Blue Elk talks Tom Black Bull into doing what with the bear cub?
(a) Selling him to Jim Thatcher.
(b) Releasing him in the mountain.
(c) Chaining him in a corral.
(d) Selling him to Blue Elk.

Short Answer Questions

1. Upon Bessie Black Bull's second trip to trade baskets at Jim Thatcher's store, what does she get?

2. What is George Bull's demeanor when he arrives at the house following the fight?

3. Blue Elk sees Bessie Black Bull leaving the store on her second trip and steals what from her?

4. Twisted in spirit by first learning as a boy, then in young adulthood trying to kill memories and old influences, what happens to Tom?

5. When his plowing fails, Tom Black Bull is next set to task as what?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is it that Tom Black Bull gets by caring for sheep with Albert Left Hand?

2. What is Tom Black doing in preparation to ride rodeo again?

3. How is it that Tom Black Bull gets involved in Red Dillon's final hours and burial?

4. What happens on the ride home when Red Dillon awakens from his stupor and Tom Black Dillon informs him that he took his money?

5. How does Tom come to be called Bear's Brother?

6. How do Tom Black Bull and his parents prepare for the winter on Horse Mountain?

7. How are the images of roundness of life contrasted with the white man's squareness?

8. What are some reasons Tom Black decides that he must return to the rodeo?

9. What does Tom Black initially dream of while in the hospital?

10. How does the theme of the roundness of all life unfold through Bessie Black Bull?

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