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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What time does Jody usually come home from school?
(a) Four o'clock.
(b) After sunset, to be safe.
(c) Six o'clock.
(d) Noon (for lunch) and three o'clock.

2. Why is Jody so concerned about the rain and his pony?
(a) He thinks it is bad for horses to get wet.
(b) He hates the way wet horses smell.
(c) He knows his horse hates rain.
(d) He doesn't want his pony to get spooked.

3. Where does Gitano stay while at the Tiflin ranch?
(a) Outside.
(b) The barn.
(c) The old bunkhouse.
(d) In Jody's room.

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

5. Why does Jody feel the way he does after Gitano leaves?
(a) He's not sure.
(b) He feels badly for how he treated Gitano.
(c) He feels silly for letting his father get robbed.
(d) He wanted to go with him.

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

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

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

9. How does Jody get to school?
(a) Carl drives him.
(b) Billy Buck usually lets him ride a horse.
(c) He walks.
(d) He takes the school bus.

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

11. What item does Jody find Gitano polishing?
(a) A crucifix.
(b) A gun.
(c) A rapier.
(d) An old necklace.

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

13. How can Jody tell the man approaching his house in Chapter 2 is older?
(a) He smells him.
(b) By the way he walks.
(c) He knows the man and knows that he is old.
(d) He can see his long beard right away.

14. When Mrs. Tiflin talks about Gitano staying, what does Carl do?
(a) Ignore her.
(b) Change his mind.
(c) Cut her off.
(d) Slap her.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the pony's name mean?

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

3. Where is the infected lump located on the pony?

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

5. What kind of contests does Billy Buck win on Easter?

(see the answer keys)

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