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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Tom Black Bull spends much time thinking as he recovers, then decides to what?
2. In Tom Black's second dream while in the juniper on Horse Mountain, thoughts of what go through his mind?
3. The author, Hal Borland, symbolically compares Tom Black's multiple injuries and hospitalizations with what?
4. What is Tom Black trying to kill through his own violence and the killing, bronco riding legend he has become?
5. What animals does Tom Black leave the remainder of his uneaten, initial breakfast pancakes for?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Tom Black earned a name for himself riding rodeo. He made good money at times. Explain why it is that Tom will never return to ride in the arena.
Essay Topic 2
The bear in this story represents Tom Black Bull and his boyhood. This is his foundation, his connection with the 'old ways'. Explain how In the end, his arduous trek to find and kill his bear leads Tom to his reparation and purification of the evil individual he has become.
Essay Topic 3
For a period in each of their lives, both George Black Bull and Tom are outlaws, but each is a different type of outlaw. George is an outlaw for killing a man. What are his reasons? What type of outlaw is Tom? Why does he do what he does? Compare and contrast the two.
This section contains 360 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)