The Red Pony Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Jody tell Grandfather has happened to Riley?
(a) He was suspended from school for using bad words.
(b) He was smothered by a haystack.
(c) He was eaten by a coyote.
(d) He shed his skin for the first time.

2. What interrupts Grandfather's storytelling the first night he is visiting the Tiflins?
(a) A moth in the room that Billy and Carl try to catch.
(b) A very loud noise from outside.
(c) A neighbor's cry for help.
(d) A small fire in the kitchen.

3. What role does Carl play in the horse's birth?
(a) He is strangely quiet in the corner.
(b) He comforts Jody.
(c) He is busy bossing everyone around.
(d) None; he isn't there.

4. What does Billy do to try to fix Nellie's problem with the delivery?
(a) Turn the colt around inside.
(b) Get help from the neighbors.
(c) Pray.
(d) Drug Nellie.

5. What does Jody have to eat at Jess Taylor's ranch in Chapter 3?
(a) Breakfast foods.
(b) Two pieces of pie.
(c) A huge turkey dinner.
(d) A slice of bread only, as the Taylors are very poor.

6. Why does Grandfather hate the ocean?
(a) He thinks there are evil spirits in it.
(b) He is ignorant and is afraid of so much water.
(c) It stopped him from going farther west.
(d) His wife drowned in the ocean.

7. How long does Billy say it takes for a colt to be born?
(a) Two months.
(b) One week.
(c) Nine months.
(d) Nearly a year.

8. Why does Grandfather accept Jody's offer for a drink when they are sitting on the porch discussing "westering"?
(a) Because Jody offers him his favorite drink.
(b) All of these answers are correct.
(c) Because he sees Jody's face and wants to be polite.
(d) Because he is thirsty.

9. What does Billy tell Jody to do after he is done helping with the birth?
(a) Send all the neighbors home.
(b) Go get hot water and a sponge.
(c) Go get Carl right away.
(d) Go get Mrs. Tiflin.

10. How does Grandfather react to Jody's invitation to help in the mouse hunt?
(a) He gets very excited.
(b) He lectures Jody about treating all creatures kindly.
(c) He declines.
(d) He says he'll help but doesn't really do anything.

11. When Jody wakes up crying in Chapter 3, what does his mother say to calm him down?
(a) To try to wake up and start over again.
(b) To remember that dreams aren't real.
(c) To be quiet so he doesn't anger Carl.
(d) To eat a cookie as a treat and then go back to bed.

12. Whose ranch has Jody been told to take Nellie to?
(a) A stranger's.
(b) Jess Taylor's.
(c) No one's.
(d) Billy Buck's.

13. What reason does Mrs. Tiflin give about why it takes Grandfather so long to rise in the morning?
(a) Because he dresses with care.
(b) Because he feels unwelcome in their house.
(c) Because he is lazy.
(d) Because he moves slower as a result of his old age.

14. What does Carl tell Grandfather in front of everyone about what Grandfather has overheard?
(a) "Jody didn't mean it."
(b) "I didn't mean it."
(c) "Ruth didn't mean it."
(d) "Billy didn't mean it."

15. What does Billy end up doing to Nellie?
(a) Giving her a warm bath to calm her down.
(b) Killing her with a hammer.
(c) Calming her with hot mash.
(d) Selling her to a neighbor as she lay dying.

Short Answer Questions

1. What time is it when Jody first leaves the barn after the horse's birth?

2. How does Billy know there is a problem with Nellie's pregnancy?

3. What animals are living under the haystack on the Tiflin ranch?

4. How does Jody's grandfather arrive at the ranch?

5. How much does Grandfather say Jody has grown when he first sees him?

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