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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which horse is Man o' War racing?
(a) Sir Barton.
(b) Sir Riddle.
(c) Sham.
(d) Big Red.

2. What is desirable about Sham's neck?
(a) It arches well.
(b) It is long and stretches nicely when he is running.
(c) It is short and stocky, indicating strength.
(d) His good luck mark can be seen when he is running.

3. What does the new moon represent to Agba?
(a) A chance to escape the Sultan.
(b) The beginning of a new life.
(c) A favorable sign for the mare's unborn foal.
(d) A bad omen for the mare's unborn foal.

4. Who gives the Sultan's horses amulets?
(a) The Sultan's first wife.
(b) The Sultan.
(c) Agba.
(d) Signor Achmet.

5. In Chapter 4, what does Agba look for outside the palace walls?
(a) Water.
(b) A camel.
(c) A goat.
(d) A nursing mare.

6. Who owns the horses that Agba tends?
(a) Mr. Barton.
(b) Mr. Riddle.
(c) The Sultan.
(d) Signor Achmet.

7. In Chapter 1, how many horses does Agba care for?
(a) Twelve.
(b) Six.
(c) Ten.
(d) One.

8. Where are the horses racing in the Prologue?
(a) Heathrow.
(b) Newmarket.
(c) Kenilworth Park.
(d) Gog Magogg.

9. When does the foal begin to nurse from the mare?
(a) Almost immediately.
(b) He never nurses from his mother.
(c) After a few failed attempts to stand.
(d) The next morning.

10. What do the horses and their stable boys look like to the Duke when they arrive in France?
(a) Angry bears.
(b) Exotic circus performers.
(c) Graceful gazelles.
(d) Skin and bones.

11. Why does Agba train Sham to run longer?
(a) Because Signor Achmet tells him to do so.
(b) To prepare him for the long journey.
(c) To prepare him for the race.
(d) So he will fetch the highest price at the market.

12. Why doesn't Agba eat with the other stable boys?
(a) He tends to his mare's needs before his own.
(b) They do not like Agba.
(c) Agba has given his ration to the mare.
(d) Agba does not like the other stable boys.

13. Who tells Agba that the mare is made of wind?
(a) An old man.
(b) An old woman.
(c) The Sultan.
(d) Signor Achmet.

14. What happens to the mare in Chapter 4?
(a) She breaks her leg.
(b) She is sold.
(c) She dies.
(d) She wins a race.

15. What does the King decide to do with the Moroccan horses?
(a) Send them all back to Morocco.
(b) Sell them to the King of Spain.
(c) Send them to the circus.
(d) Send five horses to the army and keep one for his Cheif Cook.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 2, how does Agba prepare a bed for the mare?

2. In Chapter 3, what does Agba see when he awakens?

3. Where is Sham sent in Chapter 11?

4. What is the meaning of the Arabic name Sham?

5. What must Agba do before he can approach the Sultan?

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