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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Grandfather think Jody wants to listen to his stories so much?
(a) Because he is still a boy.
(b) Because he is trying to be respectful.
(c) Because he is just patronizing him.
(d) Because he is trying to get his dad mad again.

2. How does Billy know there is a problem with Nellie's pregnancy?
(a) Nellie is too big for a regular pregnant horse.
(b) Nellie is acting funny.
(c) He had a dream about something being wrong.
(d) He can feel the colt inside.

3. What does Jody decide to name the new colt?
(a) There is no colt for him to name.
(b) He doesn't want to name something that has died.
(c) Jody, Jr.
(d) We never find out.

4. Why does Billy tell Jody to go outside when Nellie is supposedly in labor?
(a) So he can charge people admission at the door.
(b) So he doesn't see Billy kill Nellie.
(c) So he can stand guard.
(d) So he can keep Carl away.

5. Where does Jody offer to meet his grandfather?
(a) At the front door with his sailor suit on.
(b) Out on the road.
(c) At the bus station.
(d) At the train station.

6. What time is it when Jody first leaves the barn after the horse's birth?
(a) Lunch.
(b) Dawn.
(c) Mid-afternoon.
(d) Midnight.

7. What makes Jody excited about seeing the mailbox when Chapter 3 opens?
(a) It is new.
(b) The flag is open.
(c) He has been told he can paint it however he likes.
(d) It has been bashed in.

8. How is Jody picked up and put on a horse for safety?
(a) By his arm, which has been injured.
(b) By his shirt.
(c) By his hair.
(d) By his overall straps.

9. What does Jody imagine doing with his imaginary horse?
(a) All of these answers are correct.
(b) Winning rodeo contests.
(c) Being asked by the president to catch a criminal.
(d) Helping the sheriff.

10. What kind of horse does Jody fantasize about having?
(a) A little baby colt.
(b) He just wants his red pony back.
(c) A stallion.
(d) A huge, black horse.

11. What article of clothing does Carl pin something on of Jody's when he sets off with Nellie?
(a) Inside his sock.
(b) On his undershirt.
(c) On his shoe.
(d) Inside his overalls.

12. What does Carl tell Jody not to blame on Billy?
(a) The horse sickness that is going through the town.
(b) Their financial troubles.
(c) His bad grades at school.
(d) The death of his red pony.

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

14. How does Jody's grandfather arrive at the ranch?
(a) By bus.
(b) By cart and horse.
(c) By foot.
(d) By car.

15. How long does Grandfather say he is planning to stay with the Tiflins?
(a) One week.
(b) One month.
(c) Two months.
(d) Two weeks.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Carl tell Grandfather in front of everyone about what Grandfather has overheard?

2. Why does Grandfather hate the ocean?

3. Why has Jody been told to take Nellie to someone else's ranch?

4. How does Jody feel about Grandfather's comment about how much he has grown?

5. What does Billy tell Jody to do after he is done helping with the birth?

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