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 is used as lighting at the dance John Grady and Rawlins attend?

2. How did the father of the man who cooks for the group in the mountains die?

3. What do John and Rawlins have for their first meal on their trip?

4. What does the kid say is his real name?

5. What is the name of the boy John Grady and Rawlins share a drink with before entering the dance?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the first question posed by Don Hector upon the return of the man who traveled to America to get his horse?

2. What event prompts Alfonsa to call for a meeting with John Grady?

3. What is the basis of the first conversation between Don Hector and John Grady?

4. What does Rawlins say he hates about going home?

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

6. What does the Senora say Alejandra promised in return for the Senora arranging John Grady's release? What is John Grady's response?

7. What is Rawlins' response when John Grady says Don Hector has asked John Grady to move into the barn to work with the horses?

8. What does the attorney tell John about the family ranch?

9. What does Blevins say made him run away to Mexico?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is the relationship between John Grady and his mother? Between John Grady and his father? Compare the two.

Essay Topic 2

What are John Grady's methods when it comes to dealing with horses? How are those methods different when dealing with humans?

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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