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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the relationship between Troy and Elton in the book?
(a) Brothers.
(b) Friends.
(c) Father and son.
(d) Cousins.

2. Who does John Grady find wandering outside and goes to sit with him in Chapter 2?
(a) Mac.
(b) Eduardo.
(c) Mr. Johnson.
(d) Troy.

3. What does John Grady do when he is offered work by a man on another farm in Chapter 1?
(a) Takes it.
(b) Turns it down.
(c) Gives it to a friend.
(d) Laughs at the man.

4. Where does Billy come back from a dance from at the beginning of Chapter 2?
(a) Dallas.
(b) Arlington.
(c) Mesilla.
(d) La Paz.

5. What is the name of the pimp of the girl John Grady likes in the book?
(a) Eduardo.
(b) Manolo.
(c) Paulo.
(d) Tiburcio.

Short Answer Questions

1. At whose saloon do the cowboys meet in Chapter 2?

2. Who does Magdalena send a message to John Grady through when she cannot see him at the beginning of Chapter 2?

3. What is the message Magdalena sends to John Grady at the beginning of Chapter 2?

4. Who tells a story about driving across the desert near the beginning of the book?

5. What is the name of the club John Grady goes to with a blind man and his daughter in Chapter 2?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is John Grady able to find the location of the young Mexican girl he first saw at the beginning of the book?

2. How does John Grady come to secure a home for he and Magdalena?

3. What happens when Troy and Billy pass a group of Mexicans broken down on the side of the road?

4. How is Billy able to speak with Eduardo for the first time in the book?

5. How does Magdalena tell John Grady she came to be a whore?

6. What happens when John Grady goes to a hotel at the beginning of Chapter 2?

7. What happens when a man brings his horse to be trained at Mac's ranch in Chapter 1?

8. What does Eduardo tell Billy regarding Magdalena after saying she is a "whore to the bone"?

9. What do we learn about Billy's experience with World War II near the beginning of the book?

10. How does Billy tease John Grady after he stays up all night trying to tame a wild horse?

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