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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. In Chapter 2, when does Agba eat his meal?
(a) Before he feeds his horses.
(b) He does not get to eat.
(c) After he has fed all of his horses.
(d) After he has fed his mare.
2. Why does Signor Achmet scold Agba in Chapter 2?
(a) Agba is too slow in performing his tasks.
(b) Agba is spending too much time with the mare again.
(c) Agba has used too much sand and hay in the mare's bed.
(d) Agba did not have permission to use a new blanket.
3. Why does Agba train Sham to run longer?
(a) So he will fetch the highest price at the market.
(b) To prepare him for the race.
(c) To prepare him for the long journey.
(d) Because Signor Achmet tells him to do so.
4. What does the wild boar behind the stables do in Chapter 3?
(c) Escapes his pen.
(d) Grunts and coughs.
5. What does Signor Achmet instruct Agba to do when the mare begins her labor?
(a) Call him.
(b) Stay out of the stall.
(c) Fetch a bucket of water.
(d) Fetch fresh hay.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where does Agba fall asleep at the end of Chapter 2?
2. In Chapter 2, how does Agba prepare a bed for the mare?
3. Why doesn't Agba eat with the other stable boys?
4. Who does Sham allow to hold the reins when he pulls a carriage?
5. Why does Agba give the mare special treatment?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Agba afraid to appear before the Sultan?
2. Describe the gifts the Sultan gives the horses before they leave for France.
3. How do Signor Achmet's prophecies contradict each other?
4. How does the Sultan anger Agba in Chapter 1?
5. What advice does Big Red's trainer give the horse's jockey, and why?
6. Why doesn't Agba report the foal's birth to Signor Achmet?
7. How does Agba help the mare prepare for delivery?
8. How does Agba prepare for his audience with the Sultan?
9. How does the captain of the ship deceive the Sultan?
10. How do Agba and Sham prepare for the journey to France?
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