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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 calm, peaceful tranquility.
(b) His new successful sense of achievement.
(c) His new fear of loss and injury.
(d) His new, hard, vicious spirit.

2. 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) Reservation life as a young child, his mother's breakfasts.
(b) Burnt coffee in all the cheap cafes he ate at.
(c) Everything about living on the San Juan ranch.
(d) Agency school life, his first time eating white man's food.

3. How does Tom Black Bull feel about his first ride in the big time?
(a) Satisfied, it was better than average.
(b) Annoyed, it was less than average.
(c) Displeased, it was only average.
(d) Pleased, it far exceeded average.

4. 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 broke his neck falling from a horse.
(c) He decided to commit suicide by gunshot.
(d) He decided to die in his sleep.

5. Those who observe how Tom Black rides and lives between rides see that the ride is the only time he does what?
(a) Relaxes.
(b) Comes alive.
(c) Regresses.
(d) Swears.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Tom not realize takes place whenever he is 'riding for the crowd' and as a killer?

2. 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?

3. After several more seasons, legends about Tom Black Bull start to crop up as well as what new nickname?

4. His second July riding big rodeos, Tom Black Bull's wild horse smashes into the gate and causes what injuries?

5. The author, Hal Borland, symbolically compares Tom Black's multiple injuries and hospitalizations with what?

(see the answer keys)

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