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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. His second July riding big rodeos, Tom Black Bull's wild horse smashes into the gate and causes what injuries?
2. Starved, what does Tom Bull begin cooking for his next meal following breakfast on his initial day at work?
3. What is it that Tom Black finally comes to realize he must face after his being crushed under the horse in Madison Square Garden?
4. Symbolically, Tom Black's going back to the mountain represents that he has to do what?
5. If you include the one killed in Aztec, which is not in the records, Tom Black determines he has killed how many horses before his ride in Madison Square Garden?
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
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
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?
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