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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 1.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who is Smasher?
(a) Jody's pet cat.
(b) Jody -- it's his nickname.
(c) One of Jody's dogs.
(d) The name of the bull on the ranch.
2. How does Jody's mom feel about his dedication to the red pony?
(a) She is proud.
(b) She doesn't really care one way or the other.
(c) She is angry that it keeps him from school.
(d) She is angry that it keeps him from his chores.
3. Where does The Red Pony take place?
(a) A small town in New Mexico.
(b) Salinas, California.
(c) We never learn.
(d) San Francisco, California.
4. Who does Jody first show his new pony to?
(a) No one -- he keeps it hidden away.
(b) Six boys from school.
(c) The neighborhood preacher.
(d) His teacher.
5. How does Billy often perform at local rodeos?
(a) Very well - he often wins first place.
(b) About average.
(c) He is too old - he usually just judges.
Short Answer Questions
1. How high is the corn when the novel first opens?
2. How is Jody's character first described?
3. What color hair does Jody Tiflin have?
4. Why is Jody so concerned about the rain and his pony?
5. Where does Jody get drinks of water from while walking around the ranch?
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