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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was Little Joe Green?
(a) Farmer Bushby’s son.
(b) James’ replacement.
(c) John’s nephew.
(d) Squire Gordon’s nephew.

2. From what type of tree did a branch fall in the path blocking Black Beauty during the storm in Chapter 12?
(a) Cedar.
(b) Pine.
(c) Oak.
(d) Hickory.

3. In Chapter 19, what of Thomas’ was recently ruined, which John pointed out for comparison?
(a) Clothes.
(b) Plants.
(c) Sheep.
(d) Carriage.

4. When Ginger was young, what would small boys passing by throw at her?
(a) Apples.
(b) Stones.
(c) Pinecones.
(d) Insults.

5. What did the master yell at Dick when he caught the boy throwing something at the horses?
(a) “Hey! You!”
(b) “Stop right now!”
(c) “Bad Boy!”
(d) “Wonderful!”

6. What type of stick did the boys riding Merrylegs use to whip him?
(a) Hickory.
(b) Oak.
(c) Cedar.
(d) Hazel.

7. Which of Black Beauty’s senses was heightened due to his illness?
(a) Smell.
(b) Taste.
(c) Sight.
(d) Hearing.

8. How is Merrylegs described physically in Chapter 4?
(a) Short, stalky, and white.
(b) Medium build and black with a blonde mane.
(c) Tall, muscular, and blonde.
(d) Short, fat, and gray.

9. What was the relationship between Black Beauty and Ginger by the end of Chapter 5?
(a) Romantic.
(b) Enemies.
(c) Friendly.
(d) Ambiguous.

10. How far away did the Gordons’ friends live whom they visited in Chapter 15?
(a) 36 miles.
(b) 30 miles.
(c) 46 miles.
(d) 40 miles.

11. What did John do when the farmer’s son asked for his help in Chapter 13?
(a) He left his horse there to watch the boy and ran for help.
(b) He said no.
(c) He gave the boy a ride to town.
(d) He made the boy beg before helping him.

12. What animal were the hunting dogs tracking in Chapter 2?
(a) Duck.
(b) Hare.
(c) Fox.
(d) Grouse.

13. What phrase did the head hostler with the crooked leg say repeatedly?
(a) Goodness!
(b) Bless you!
(c) Dear me!
(d) My oh my!

14. In Chapter 1, what did Dick throw at the horses?
(a) Celery and apples.
(b) Sticks and rocks.
(c) His shoes.
(d) Carrots.

15. How long was Sir Oliver’s tail?
(a) 5-6 inches long.
(b) 10-12 inches long.
(c) 7-8 inches long.
(d) 6-7 inches long.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did John and Thomas Green stay late at the stable one night in Chapter 19?

2. Why would the pony not obey the boy riding it in Chapter 13?

3. What prevented the animal in Chapter 2 from escaping the hunting dogs?

4. What was John’s sister’s name?

5. Who is Duchess in relation to Black Beauty?

(see the answer keys)

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