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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Mary Redmond tell Tom Black she once cried all night over?
2. Tom Black Bull seems to draw the broncos that do what?
3. What does Tom Black Bull's instructor die from?
4. In the final chapter, where does Tom build his new lodge?
5. What form of exercise does Tom Black use to strengthen his legs?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Tom encounters the bear while herding sheep and he is surprised. It brings back memories as well as questions. Why does Tom go back to track the bear down? What will he do when he finds the bear? Why is he unable to kill the bear? What journey does his second meeting with the bear compel Tom to take?
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
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?
This section contains 322 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)