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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Tom Black had gotten rid of all memory smells but the bear, and he plans to track it down and do what if it is a grizzly?
2. Tom Black Bull seems to draw the broncos that do what?
3. What do the beans being choked by the weeds represent?
4. Upon returning to the ranch to recover a second time, Tom Black Bull learns what about the Mexican ex-bronco rider?
5. What is Tom Black's reaction when children in the park recognize him and point him out as a killer?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
When his nurse in New York, Mary Redmond, attempts to pressure herself into his rehabilitation, Tom Black recalls others and the patterns they utilized in trapping him. Elaborate on those used by Blue Elk, Rowena Ellis, Benny Grayback, and Red Dillon. Are they attempting to help him or use him? What about Mary?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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