“Black Cowboy, Wild Horses”

Study Guide

 

 

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THIS IS HOMEWORK!  You will also receive extra credit on your reading test for completion.  The first two questions on the Selection Test will ask you to explain your answer.  On this study guide, please fill in the circle next to the answer you choose.  Remember to make your mark heavy and dark.  J

 

 

 

1.       Who is Warrior?

o       Warrior is Bob’s nickname.

o       Warrior is another cowboy.

o       Warrior is Bob’s horse.

 

2.       What do you admire most about Bob?

   I admire:

o       his survival skills and love for the natural world

o       his ability to talk to the animals and how good of a cook he is

 

3.     Why does Bob spend several days following the herd?

o       He has trouble following the horses’ tracks.

o       He wants the horses to get used to him being around.

o       He is waiting for the horses to move closer to the ranch.

 

4.     Based on the details in the story, which judgment about Bob is most accurate?

o       He is generous.

o       He is honest.

o       He is brave.

 

5.      With which of these statements would the author most likely agree?

o       Bob should have taken more men with him.

o       Wild mustangs are easy to round up.

o       It takes special skills to track wild mustangs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Match the vocabulary word to the correct definition.

 

1)       

bluff

 

a)      

moved around in confusion

2)     

herd

 

b)      

an adult male horse

3)     

mares

 

c)      

wild horses of the plains whose ancestors were horses brought from Spain

4)     

milled

 

d)      

a narrow, deep valley, usually worn away by water

5)     

mustangs

 

e)      

moved lightly and quickly

6)     

ravine

 

f)      

female horses

7)     

remorse

 

g)      

a high cliff or bank

8)

skittered

 

h)

the unhappiness that comes with wishing that one had not done something

9)

stallion

 

i)

a group of animals of a single kind