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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does Gitano claim to have relatives?
(a) In Mexico.
(b) In California.
(c) In Monterey.
(d) In New Mexico.

2. Where does Jody initially think Gitano comes from?
(a) The past.
(b) Heaven.
(c) A foreign country.
(d) Out of the big mountains.

3. 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 proud.
(c) She doesn't really care one way or the other.
(d) She is angry that it keeps him from school.

4. When the novel opens, what are Carl and Billy going to do?
(a) Drive six old cows to the butcher.
(b) Go to New York City to see about another loan.
(c) Delivery the Christmas sermon.
(d) Harvest the crops for the first time.

5. When does Billy Buck first go into the ranch house every day?
(a) When it is time for daily prayer.
(b) Whenever he wants to; he has a key.
(c) When he discusses finances with the Tiflins.
(d) When Mrs. Tiflin rings the iron triangle.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Gitano leave his first dinner with the Tiflins?

2. What does Mrs. Tiflin say after Gitano leaves?

3. How does the pony respond to Jody when he reaches for it for the first time?

4. What color hair does Gitano have?

5. What color eyes does Jody Tiflin have?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Jody stop running right before he meets Grandfather along the road?

2. What, according to Billy, makes him "half horse"?

3. What makes the mountains seem less threatening to Jody?

4. After Jody initially peppers him with questions, what does Gitano finally say about the mountains?

5. What does Gitano tell Jody and his mother the first time he meets them?

6. How does Mrs. Tiflin feel about Gitano staying at the ranch?

7. Who really teaches Jody how to get ready to ride his pony?

8. What responsibility did Grandfather have as a leader during the crossing of the plains?

9. What has Billy told Carl about Jody's skill with horses?

10. How does Jody get Gabilan used to wearing a saddle?

(see the answer keys)

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