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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where are pigs prepared for slaughter and slaughtered on the ranch?
(a) In a special barn.
(b) Right near the kitchen so they can be cleaned easily.
(c) They aren't -- they are taken off property for this.
(d) Beneath the cypress.

2. Where does Jess report Gitano was heading?
(a) Toward the Mexico border.
(b) Into the next town over.
(c) Into the mountains.
(d) Nowhere in particular.

3. Who is Easter?
(a) A horse that is about to die.
(b) Carl's first horse.
(c) A horse that really isn't any good anymore.
(d) All of these answers are correct.

4. What kind of shoes does Jody Tiflin wear in late summer?
(a) Flip-flops.
(b) None.
(c) Big boots because of all the rain.
(d) Sandals.

5. How does Jody's father react when he meets Gitano for the first time?
(a) He tells him he is not needed at the ranch.
(b) He refuses to talk to him.
(c) He is honored to have such a wise guest.
(d) He threatens him with a gun.

6. How does Gitano leave his first dinner with the Tiflins?
(a) Drunk.
(b) Without a word.
(c) Grateful and thankful.
(d) He falls asleep at the dinner table.

7. What unique item is Gitano wearing when he first arrives at the Tiflin ranch?
(a) A necklace made of cow teeth.
(b) Leather chaps.
(c) A Stetson hat.
(d) Very expensive boots.

8. What kind of contests does Billy Buck win on Easter?
(a) Racing.
(b) Jousting.
(c) Rodeo.
(d) Showmanship.

9. Who does Jody first show his new pony to?
(a) Six boys from school.
(b) His teacher.
(c) No one -- he keeps it hidden away.
(d) The neighborhood preacher.

10. How does Carl react to the confirmation that Gitano is with Easter?
(a) He sets up a search party.
(b) He gets furiously angry.
(c) He doesn't care one way or the other.
(d) He laughs.

11. By which holiday does Carl tell Jody he can ride his pony?
(a) Christmas.
(b) Easter.
(c) Thanksgiving.
(d) Halloween.

12. How does the pony respond to Jody when he reaches for it for the first time?
(a) It licks his fingers because they taste like bacon from breakfast.
(b) It bites Jody.
(c) It is very, very shy.
(d) It nuzzles up to him.

13. How does Jody's mom feel about his dedication to the red pony?
(a) She is angry that it keeps him from his chores.
(b) She is angry that it keeps him from school.
(c) She is proud.
(d) She doesn't really care one way or the other.

14. When does Billy Buck get up?
(a) Before sunrise.
(b) At sunrise.
(c) Very late.
(d) It depends on the day.

15. Where does Jody get drinks of water from while walking around the ranch?
(a) A pipe outlet from a cold spring.
(b) A river on their property.
(c) He has to go back to the kitchen.
(d) A Thermos he always carries with him.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Jody initially think Gitano comes from?

2. Who is Smasher?

3. How does the pony's coat and mane look when Jody first sees them?

4. How does Jody feel after Gitano leaves?

5. What item does Gitano leave behind when he leaves the Tiflins?

(see the answer keys)

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