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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. In Tom Black's contact with Mary Redmond, he recalls the others who tried to make him do things their way. Who are they?
2. What does Tom Black do in response to an animal near him in the meadow being killed by a wild animal?
3. Tom Black pushes himself beyond what is approved for his rehabilitation, causing Mary Redmond to be what?
4. What does Mary Redmond tell Tom Black she once cried all night over?
5. How does Tom Black describe broncos to Mary Redmond?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In the opening chapter, George Black Bull arrives home facing the initial crisis stoically and in control. An unspoken truth exists between George and the situation. Bessie Black Bull recognizes that her husband acted justly, in accordance with his conscience. Reflect on how they address the matter. What actions does George take? How does Bessie approach the situation? What actions does she take? What precautions does she follow?
Essay Topic 2
Tom Black Bull has a difficult time making the transition into the white man's way at the reservation school. They attempt to turn Tom into a farmer by teaching him plowing skills. Why is this unsuccessful? What is Tom's view of the usefulness of plowing and planting skills?
Essay Topic 3
There is a distinct contrast between the life Tom Black Bull knew on Bald Mountain and his life that unfolds juxtaposed on the rodeo circuit. Compare and contrast the two lifestyles. Why does Tom pursue the rodeo when he is more content with the 'old ways' on the mountain?
This section contains 356 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)