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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. How does the Sultan test a new saber?
(a) By cutting off the heads of a thousand animals.
(b) By cutting off the head of a stable boy.
(c) By cutting off the heads of a thousand people.
(d) By cutting off a thousand branches.
2. 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.
3. What does the wheat ear signify?
(a) Health and strength.
(b) Good luck for the foal and the stables.
(c) It wards off evil.
(d) Evil and ill luck for the foal.
4. When does the foal begin to nurse from the mare?
(a) After a few failed attempts to stand.
(b) He never nurses from his mother.
(c) The next morning.
(d) Almost immediately.
5. Why is Agba afraid to appear before the Sultan?
(a) He cannot find the mare.
(b) He is afraid he will die.
(c) He knows he is guilty.
(d) The Sultan might have sold him.
Short Answer Questions
1. In Chapter 2, how does Agba prepare a bed for the mare?
2. Why does Agba train Sham to run longer?
3. What happens to the mare in Chapter 4?
4. Which famous horse is Man o' War descended from?
5. What do the horses and their stable boys look like to the Duke when they arrive in France?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why doesn't Agba report the foal's birth to Signor Achmet?
2. What is the significance of the new moon?
3. How does the old man in Chapter 2 describe the mare?
4. How does Agba find nourishment for the orphaned foal?
5. What advice does Big Red's trainer give the horse's jockey, and why?
6. What does Sham do when the Chief Cook takes him to the market?
7. Why is a wild boar kept behind the Sultan's stables?
8. How do Agba and Sham prepare for the journey to France?
9. Describe the omen Signor Achmet discovers on the foal.
10. How does Agba's disability save his life?
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