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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In New York, Tom dreams of back-country rodeos, the San Juan ranch, his mother, and mountains, but all the dreams end how?
(a) His first ride on a bronco in a small rodeo.
(b) Him trapped saddled to a bronco forever falling.
(c) He and his mother fleeing Pagosa to meet his father.
(d) As a youth bathing in an icy brook, chanting to a new day.

2. How does Tom Black describe broncos to Mary Redmond?
(a) As troubled spirits.
(b) As mean outlaws.
(c) As mountain bears.
(d) As merely untamed.

3. Starved, what does Tom Bull begin cooking for his next meal following breakfast on his initial day at work?
(a) Stew.
(b) Beef steak.
(c) Venison roast.
(d) Tortillas.

4. What does Tom Black do in response to an animal near him in the meadow being killed by a wild animal?
(a) Pulls his leg chasing the wild animal.
(b) Chases the wild animal up the mountainside.
(c) Shoots the wild animal that killed the lamb.
(d) Helps the dogs round the sheep in chaos.

5. Tom Black dreams about his mother dying, chanting her death song, which brings what to the foreground of his psyche?
(a) Experiences in the arena.
(b) Life at the San Juan ranch.
(c) More of the 'old ways'.
(d) Life at the reservation school.

Short Answer Questions

1. Tom Black is unable to pursue his plans until he first does what?

2. What is Tom Black's painful trek back up the mountain, naked and completely vulnerable to nature, an act of?

3. In Tom Black's first dream the bear represents his 'old ways' spirit, while the bronco represents what?

4. Tom Black faces various crossroads in his life, each time taking the path leading to what?

5. 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?

(see the answer keys)

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