All the Pretty Horses Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Blevins say is the strangest thing he ever ate?

2. What do the boys use for a fire on the last night before they reach the ranch?

3. What kind of horses does Don Hector say he intends to raise?

4. Who does John Grady say is the leader?

5. Who is in the photo that was shot by the kid?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the conversation between John Grady and Rawlins as Blevins is taken from the truck in the deserted area to be killed?

2. What does John Grady do before he leaves the city of Saltillo?

3. Why does the kid leave the house after falling off the bench in the home of the Mexican family?

4. What does Luis say about seeing the souls of horses?

5. List at least six of the items John Grady and Rawlins buy at the small store near the Mexican border.

6. Why do John Grady and Rawlins say that the kid cannot ride with them?

7. What does Alejandra say she learned about her father after she told him that she and John Grady were lovers?

8. It is noted that John's grandfather has the distinction of being the first to die in a particular way. What was that way?

9. What does the surgeon say about the scar on John Grady's face?

10. What does Perez say a prison resembles and why?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Though John Grady seems the obvious leader, there are some instances in which Rawlins makes demands or takes the lead. List at least two, including their significance.

Essay Topic 2

Why does it seem that Rawlins always deferred to John Grady's judgments and decisions? Name at least three instances in which this is the case.

Essay Topic 3

What is the advice John Grady gets from a group of Mexican children when he explains that he is going to try to win Alejandra's love? What does John Grady do with that advice? How does it compare with the reality of the situation between the two?

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