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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is called to interpret for Tom Black Bull because he speaks only Ute?
2. When Tom Black Bull lets some animals get ill eating green corn, he is put back in the barn for how long before he goes to the horses?
3. Tom Black Bull is taken to his new dormitory room to get what?
4. Tom Black Bull emerges a new man after purchasing new clothing and going to the barber, and draws the attention of whom?
5. When Tom Black Bull escapes from the school, what happens?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Tom Black Bull manage as he rides the rodeo circuit the summer following Red Dillon's death?
2. How does Mary Redmond attempt to pressure herself into becoming a continuing part of Tom Black's rehabilitation?
3. What is life like when Red Dillon and Tom Black Bull work the Oklahoma panhandle and eastern New Mexico in the spring, and Colorado the following autumn?
4. What does Blue Elk do in his attempt to trick Tom Black Bull to return with him to the school?
5. How is Tom Black Bull introduced to his moneymaking skills in Chapter 21?
6. Why does Tom Black accept the job offer from Jim Woodward?
7. What does the introductory poem to "When the Legends Die" summarize?
8. In Chapter 28, what is it that the reader learns has changed for Red Dillon and Tom Black Bull upon going back to Colorado?
9. Bessie Black Bull is concerned in reference to what Jim Thatcher told her at the store about them no longer searching for George. What does she do?
10. What are the 'old ways' Bessie Black Bull teaches Tom as they escape Pagosa and flee into Horse Mountain to link up with her husband, George?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Are all those whom Tom Black Bull encounters intent on using him by compelling him to adapt to the white way? How does Jim Thatcher affect Tom's life? What about other individuals?
Essay Topic 2
What does the introductory poem summarize? What about the American Indians' demise? What about the troubled course of this story's main character into manhood?
Essay Topic 3
Meo is a Mexican ex-bronco twister who takes Tom Black Bull under his belt. He will end up becoming a mentor for him. Detail what Meo does outside with Tom to quiet his life over a few hours. What wisdom does Meo share with Tom? What does Meo get Tom to do the 'old way'? What is Meo's response to Tom informing him that the 'old way' has died? What is Meo's response to Tom informing him he came to learn from Red how to be his own boss? Who does Meo inform Tom that the boss is?
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