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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What reason does Magdalena tell John Grady for why she was sold as a young girl?
(a) To pay off a gambling debt.
(b) Because she tried to run away.
(c) To teach her a lesson.
(d) Out of spite from her mother.

2. Who decides they do not want to leave Mac's ranch in Chapter 1?
(a) John Grady.
(b) Troy.
(c) Billy.
(d) Elton.

3. Who is thinking about leaving the ranch near the beginning of the book?
(a) Troy.
(b) Mac.
(c) John Grady.
(d) Billy.

4. What is the horse that was found lame at Mac's farm have his hoof stuffed with to make it appear normal?
(a) Gum.
(b) Straw.
(c) Wax.
(d) Paint.

5. Who is the first person that offers to buy Magdalena from Eduardo in the book?
(a) John Grady.
(b) Elton.
(c) Mac.
(d) Billy.

6. What is the relationship between Mr. Johnson and Margaret?
(a) Father and daughter.
(b) Friends.
(c) Brother and sister.
(d) Husband and wife.

7. What does Billy address Eduardo as when he goes to see him at the White Lake for the first time?
(a) The pimp.
(b) The Mexican.
(c) El patron.
(d) The boy.

8. Which of the following men does not go on the dog hunt in Chapter 2?
(a) JC.
(b) Billy.
(c) John Grady.
(d) Elton.

9. What age is the young woman John Grady becomes fascinated with on his first visit to the whorehouse?
(a) 19 or 21.
(b) 15 or 17.
(c) 12 or 14.
(d) 20.

10. Who tries relentlessly to break a wild horse near the beginning of Chapter I?
(a) Billy.
(b) John Grady.
(c) Johnny.
(d) Troy.

11. Where does John Grady meet with Magdalena after he finds out he cannot buy her?
(a) His house.
(b) Mac's house.
(c) Her room.
(d) The woods.

12. What happens after John Grady leaves the girl he has paid to spend the night with?
(a) She smiles.
(b) She has a seizure.
(c) She cries.
(d) She writes in a diary.

13. How much does the man that offers to tell John Grady which whorehouse the woman he is looking for is charge him?
(a) $5.
(b) $100.
(c) $50.
(d) $20.

14. How many times does John Grady go back to the whorehouse looking for the girl he first saw at the beginning of the book?
(a) Twice.
(b) Four times.
(c) Once.
(d) Three times.

15. What kind of entertainment is at the Moderno?
(a) A circus
(b) A magic show.
(c) Music.
(d) Exotic dancing.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of Elton's wife?

2. How long does John Grady sit with a person he finds wandering outside talking to himself in Chapter 2?

3. Why can Magdalena not finish the story of how she became a prostitute to John Grady?

4. How much does John Grady plan on paying Eduardo for Magdalena?

5. How does John Grady end up on crutches near the beginning of the book?

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