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

2. What natural skill does Sham possess?
(a) He can outrun all the other horses.
(b) He can escape any stall.
(c) He can jump higher than all the other horses.
(d) He knows what Sham is thinking.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why doesn't the French King's adviser want to see the horses from Morocco?

2. Who supposedly makes the wind transform into the mare?

3. What promise does Agba make to the foal?

4. What do the stable boys do aboard the ship bound for France?

5. In Chapter 11, what does Signor Achmet give Agba before he leaves?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Agba become the foal's "father"?

2. What is the Duke's reaction to the Sultan's gift when the horses and their stable boys arrive in France?

3. How do Agba and Sham prepare for the journey to France?

4. Describe the foal born in Chapter 3.

5. What is the significance of the white spot on the foal's heel?

6. What does King Louis XV decide to do with the Sultan's gift?

7. How does Agba convince Signor Achmet that the foal is not unlucky?

8. Why does Mr. Riddle decide to retire Big Red?

9. How does Agba prepare for his audience with the Sultan?

10. How does the Chief Cook rid himself of Sham?

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