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. How long does John Grady say he would like to stay in Mexico working with cattle?

2. Who is it that stops John and asks if they can be friends just before he leaves San Angelo?

3. What is it that John Grady and Rawlins talk about for a time on the night of their second trip away from the Ranch?

4. How do Rawlins and John Grady cook the first rabbit they kill on their trip?

5. How many men are in the first group of Mexicans on horseback John Grady, Rawlins and the kid meet on their way across the country?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Blevins say he cannot be outside during the thunderstorm?

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

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

5. What is the dream John Grady had in prison about Jimmy Blevins, and how does that compare to the dream he has on the afternoon of his return to the ranch?

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

7. What does John Grady do with the old man who was imprisoned by the Captain and the young maid who he encountered at the schoolroom before leaving with the Captain?

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

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

10. What plan does Blevins propose when the three are being chased by those from whom Blevins took his horse?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What is it that drives John Grady to set out to break the sixteen wild horses on Don Hector's ranch? Does he prove what he set out to do? Is this a natural part of John Grady's makeup?

Essay Topic 2

What is the Captain's reasons for arranging the murder of Blevins? How does he use that as an example to John Grady and Rawlins?

Essay Topic 3

Who is Jimmy Blevins? Describe his background, his life and the things that put him in the position to be killed.

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