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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 many men made offers for Black Beauty at the horse fair?
2. What caused Black Beauty to stumble and fall in Chapter 25?
3. Why could Black Beauty not get up the hill in Chapter 46?
4. What was the name of the tavern many of the cab drivers visited in the winter?
5. What did Black Beauty say there is a great deal of at a horse fair?
Short Essay Questions
1. Just as men have a check list to go through when determining if they want to buy a horse, what qualities in a potential master did Black Beauty look for?
2. How do the horses, including Black Beauty, and the people in Chapter 48 reflect one another?
3. What characteristics made Wright a “Real Gentleman,” as the chapter title and Jerry call him?
4. What personal belief did Jerry share in Chapter 36?
5. How did the way Jerry lived his life and treated people work toward his benefit in Chapter 45?
6. What hint is there in Chapter 43 that Jerry’s kind nature was finally doling him back some good fortune?
7. How is ‘the power of polite words’ demonstrated in Chapter 46?
8. What thoughts on Liberty did Jerry share with Harry in Chapter 42?
9. How did Black Beauty’s treatment directly affect his mindset, as shown in Chapter 47?
10. How is Mr. Filcher a good example of how men can be both good and bad?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Alcohol is a motif throughout Black Beauty. How is alcohol generally presented in the book? How does alcohol affect Black Beauty?
Essay Topic 2
Many words of wisdom are handed down to Black Beauty throughout this life. Who doles out wisdom to Black Beauty, and to what does it apply? Did someone’s wisdom resonate more with Black Beauty than others?
Essay Topic 3
There is a motif of abuse in Black Beauty. Who endures abuse throughout the book? Who doles out the abuse? What is the abuse for? What different types of abuse are experienced in Black Beauty?
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