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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Jody do after he learns Gitano has died?
(a) Shoot more animals.
(b) Gaze at the mountains.
(c) His homework.
(d) Goes through his memento box.

2. What item does Gitano leave behind when he leaves the Tiflins?
(a) Nothing; he steals from them.
(b) A gun.
(c) A bag.
(d) A sack of old coins.

3. What kind of gun does Jody have?
(a) A .22.
(b) A .25.
(c) A .44.
(d) A cap gun.

4. How does Jody feel when Carl and Billy are taking him out to show him his pony for the first time?
(a) Nervous.
(b) Angry at having to get up so early.
(c) Mad because he wanted a bike instead.
(d) Excited.

5. How do the cow-pumpkins look when the novel first opens?
(a) They are enormous and expected to win a prize at the state fair.
(b) They are large and ready for harvesting.
(c) They are still too small to see.
(d) They are green and small.

6. Who is Smasher?
(a) Jody -- it's his nickname.
(b) The name of the bull on the ranch.
(c) One of Jody's dogs.
(d) Jody's pet cat.

7. How does Jody feel about the Gabilan mountains when Chapter 2 opens?
(a) He finds them mysterious.
(b) He is frightened of them.
(c) He doesn't think about them one way or the other.
(d) He is amazed at their beauty.

8. What color hair does Jody Tiflin have?
(a) Black.
(b) Red.
(c) Brown.
(d) Blond.

9. What does Carl think Gitano has stolen from him?
(a) Old family heirlooms.
(b) Furniture.
(c) Guns.
(d) Money.

10. What does Jody initially want to name the pony?
(a) Gabilan Mountains.
(b) Prancer.
(c) Red.
(d) Carl.

11. What makes Carl think that Easter is dead the morning Gitano leaves?
(a) Because he did not show up with the other horses.
(b) Because he saw buzzards circling.
(c) Because he found his body.
(d) Because he can smell death out in the horse stalls.

12. Who does Jess Taylor say he saw riding Easter?
(a) Billy Buck.
(b) A beautiful woman.
(c) Jody.
(d) Gitano.

13. What does Jody's mother do when she meets Gitano for the first time?
(a) Takes his packages and suitcases.
(b) Cooks him dinner right away.
(c) Sends for Jody's father.
(d) Gets very scared and starts to cry.

14. How many healthy horses do Gitano and Jody watch at the watering trough?
(a) Four.
(b) Five.
(c) Six.
(d) Seven.

15. Where does Jody initially think Gitano comes from?
(a) The past.
(b) A foreign country.
(c) Heaven.
(d) Out of the big mountains.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Jess report Gitano was heading?

2. How does Carl react to the confirmation that Gitano is with Easter?

3. Where did Carl get the pony from?

4. How does Gabilan respond to being bridle trained?

5. What unique item is Gitano wearing when he first arrives at the Tiflin ranch?

(see the answer keys)

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