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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Jody plan on getting rid of the animals that are living under the haystack on the Tiflin ranch?
2. Who is Mule-tail Buck?
3. Why is Mrs. Tiflin suspicious of Jody's request to get his Grandfather a drink?
4. How does Jody know Nellie is going into labor?
5. What interrupts Grandfather's storytelling the first night he is visiting the Tiflins?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Was it fair for Billy Buck to continue to encourage Jody about his pony's health, even as the pony continued to get sicker and sicker? Present three reasons why this was or was not appropriate for Billy Buck to do, making sure to use quotations from the text to support your position.
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
While Jody never actually goes to visit the mountains within the novel, they play a key role in the text. Choose three instances where the mountains are discussed and how, in each instance, they play a role within the story (plot development, character development, etc.).
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