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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. From what narrative perspective is Chapter 1 related?
(a) Second person.
(b) Fourth person.
(c) Third person.
(d) First person.

2. By what nickname does Medicine Ed refer to Tommy in the novel?
(a) "The stallion."
(b) "The lone wolf."
(c) "The young Romeo."
(d) "The young fool."

3. How much is the claiming race that Deucey puts Little Spinoza in next in Chapter 20?
(a) $5,000.
(b) $1,500.
(c) $3,000.
(d) $10,000.

4. What does Tommy accuse Maggie of doing when he confronts her in Chapter 10?
(a) Having an affair with Deucey.
(b) Betting on Deucey's horse.
(c) Having an affair with Joe Dale.
(d) Betting on Zeno's horse.

5. What did Tommy do prior to becoming involved in horse racing?
(a) He sold cars.
(b) He was a lawyer.
(c) He was a librarian.
(d) He was a teacher.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the sum of Medicine Ed's lucky money that he bets with in Chapter 4?

2. From what narrative perspective is Chapter 19 related?

3. Who is the exercise girl at the racetrack that Deucey is attracted to?

4. Why has Medicine Ed decided to work for Tommy?

5. What does Alice sing to Little Spinoza before the race in Chapter 20?

Short Essay Questions

1. What setting is introduced in Chapter 1? How would you describe Medicine Ed's circumstances in the beginning of the novel?

2. What crucial information does Tommy reveal to Joe Dale during their conversation in Chapter 19?

3. How does Earlie respond to his race riding Little Spinoza?

4. What horses are Tommy and Maggie rooting for in the first race? Why is this significant?

5. What inner conflicts does Maggie face in Chapter 15?

6. What is Deucey's major conflict in the novel regarding Little Spinoza and Joe Dale?

7. Why do Tommy's finances concern Medicine Ed?

8. How is the horse named Little Spinoza regarded by the main characters in the novel?

9. Why does Two-Tie have this nickname? What does his second tie represent?

10. What is foreshadowed regarding Tommy and Maggie's relationship in Chapter 14?

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