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 information does the lawyer tell John about his mother and father?

2. Why can't the three boys buy water from the caravans they encounter?

3. Where does Blevins wait out the thunderstorm?

4. What do Rawlins, John Grady and the other young boy from the ranch share before going into the dance?

5. What trick does Rawlins perform that makes the little Mexican girls laugh?

Short Essay Questions

1. What bet does John Henry make while he and Rawlins are waiting to go to prison?

2. What does Rawlins say about a "good looking horse?"

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

4. How does John Grady discover that Alejandra has been at the ranch house?

5. Describe the girl John Grady and Rawlins see as they join up with the cattle herd.

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

7. What prediction does Rawlins make regarding their situation and the complication of John Grady being interested in Alejandra?

8. Why does John's father say John's mother returned to them when John was a child?

9. What is the fate of John Grady and of his attacker once the fight ends?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What does Perez say about the differences between Mexican and American ideas of good and evil? Compare that to general opinions about races and the stigmas associated with good and evil.

Essay Topic 2

Describe the stay in prison for John Grady and Rawlins.

Essay Topic 3

What is it that makes John Grady go to Mexico in the first place? What is the effect of this situation over him as he ages?

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