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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 1.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does the pony respond to Jody when he reaches for it for the first time?
(a) It is very, very shy.
(b) It bites Jody.
(c) It nuzzles up to him.
(d) It licks his fingers because they taste like bacon from breakfast.
2. What time does Jody usually come home from school?
(a) Four o'clock.
(b) Six o'clock.
(c) Noon (for lunch) and three o'clock.
(d) After sunset, to be safe.
3. Who is Smasher?
(a) Jody's pet cat.
(b) The name of the bull on the ranch.
(c) One of Jody's dogs.
(d) Jody -- it's his nickname.
4. What gift does Carl give Jody to help him with riding his pony?
(a) Special riding pants.
(b) An old pair of spurs.
(c) A whip.
(d) A new saddle.
5. What ominous sign does Jody see that lets him know his pony has died?
(b) A rattlesnake.
(c) Rain clouds.
(d) An owl on a fence.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Jody get to school?
2. How do the cow-pumpkins look when the novel first opens?
3. How is Carl's character first described?
4. Where does Jody get drinks of water from while walking around the ranch?
5. Who does Jody first show his new pony to?
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