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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When will Jody be allowed to have cartridges for his gun?
(a) When he saves up enough money to buy some.
(b) When he is 14.
(c) When he is no longer grounded for failing his classes.
(d) When he is 12.

2. Where did Carl get the pony from?
(a) He found him.
(b) He never says.
(c) A neighbor.
(d) A sheriff's auction.

3. What does Gitano eat for breakfast the day after he arrives at the Tiflin ranch?
(a) Bacon and eggs.
(b) Biscuits only.
(c) Oatmeal.
(d) Nothing; he doesn't appear for breakfast.

4. When Carl and Billy first return from being gone when the novel opens, what does Jody smell on their breath?
(a) Brandy.
(b) Beer.
(c) Nothing -- they are very, very thirsty for water.
(d) Milk.

5. What would Billy Buck like to do with Easter?
(a) Work him until he dies.
(b) Sell him.
(c) Just let him relax and be.
(d) Shoot him.

6. How long does Carl say Gitano can initially stay for?
(a) Two weeks.
(b) One week.
(c) One night and breakfast.
(d) Three days.

7. Who cooks dinner the day Gitano arrives on the Tiflin ranch?
(a) Jody.
(b) Gitano.
(c) Gitano's wife.
(d) Mrs. Tiflin.

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

9. Where does Jody sleep while his pony is sick?
(a) In his own bed.
(b) With his mom and dad.
(c) With the pony.
(d) In Billy's quarters.

10. Where is the infected lump located on the pony?
(a) Its chest.
(b) Its jaw.
(c) Its ear.
(d) Its leg.

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

12. Why does Gitano eventually make Jody leave his lodgings for the night?
(a) Because he wants to sleep.
(b) All of these answers are correct.
(c) Because he is trying to steal things.
(d) Because he finds Jody incredibly annoying.

13. What color skin does Gitano have?
(a) Dark.
(b) It's hard to tell because he's been burned.
(c) Light.
(d) Very freckly.

14. How does Gabilan respond to being bridle trained?
(a) He surrenders almost immediately.
(b) He only responds to Billy.
(c) He only responds to Jody.
(d) He is rambunctious.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Easter?

2. What does Billy suggest Jody name the pony?

3. How old is Jody Tiflin when the novel begins?

4. Where does Jess report Gitano was heading?

5. What kind of gun does Jody have?

(see the answer keys)

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