The Red Pony Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Grandfather say has happened to his appetite for "westering"?

3. What items are in the mailbox when Jody returns home from school in Chapter 3?

4. What does Jody have to eat at Jess Taylor's ranch in Chapter 3?

5. What is Carl carrying in his hand when he first makes an appearance in Chapter 4?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Much of Jody's energy in Chapter 4 is focused on asking questions of his grandfather about his past and his past adventures. Discuss why Steinbeck focuses so much on this and what it shows about Jody's character as the novel reaches its conclusion. Make sure to use quotations from the text to support your positions.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss why Jody kills one of the buzzards when he sees it eating his dead pony. Why does he respond in this particular way? What does it symbolize? What does it show the reader about Jody?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the character of Gitano, making sure to address the following key points: 1) Why does Steinbeck include him in the story? 2) What function does he serve in the text? and 3) What do we learn about at least 2 other characters from their interaction(s) with Gitano?

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