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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Symbolically, Tom Black's going back to the mountain represents that he has to do what?
2. When Tom Black initiates his physical therapy with Mary Redmond, he is getting around how?
3. During his night ride at the Madison Square Garden rodeo, what parts of Tom Black's body go numb with pain?
4. His second July riding big rodeos, Tom Black Bull's wild horse smashes into the gate and causes what injuries?
5. Starved, what does Tom Bull begin cooking for his next meal following breakfast on his initial day at work?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Bessie Black Bull follows the 'old way' of teaching through songs. Elaborate on this Ute Indian approach to passing on their heritage. What songs does Tom Black Bull learn from his mother? What is he taught through them?
Essay Topic 2
The first horse Tom Black Bull rode to death was in his initial rodeo in Aztec. The last was in Madison Square Garden. What is Tom's violence directed against? Why does he take his violence out on the horses? What does Red Dillon represent? What does Tom become more like as he gives in progressively to his violence?
Essay Topic 3
Roundness of life is a significant theme in this story. It unfolds through Bessie Black Bull, who maintains the 'old ways' and instructs them to Tom. What is it the reader learns to look for with this theme? How does the concept of continuation within all life tie in with this 'roundness' theme? Detail the method Bessie uses to teach this intrinsic truth concerning nature.
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