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

2. Which horse wins the race in the Prologue?
(a) Man o' War.
(b) The race is a tie.
(c) Sir Barton.
(d) Sham.

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

4. Why does Agba worry about Sham in Chapter 6?
(a) Agba fears no one will care for Sham if he is executed.
(b) Sham is constantly escaping his stall.
(c) Sham is missing.
(d) Agba fears the Sultan will destroy Sham.

5. What do the two signs on the foal signify?
(a) The foal will bless the stables with his presence.
(b) The foal will die shortly after birth.
(c) The foal will experience both good and bad luck.
(d) The foal is destined to be a great racehorse.

Short Answer Questions

1. What has the captain of the ship put inside the horses' feed sacks?

2. What does the King decide to do with the Moroccan horses?

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

4. Why does Signor Achmet scold Agba in Chapter 2?

5. Who owns the horses that Agba tends?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why doesn't Agba break his fast with the other stable boys?

4. Why is Agba afraid to appear before the Sultan?

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

6. What special treatment does Agba give the pregnant mare?

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

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

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

10. Why is a wild boar kept behind the Sultan's stables?

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