The Red Pony Test | 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 Grandfather say has happened to his appetite for "westering"?

2. How does Jody know Nellie is going into labor?

3. Who is Nellie?

4. What role does Mrs. Tiflin play in the horse's birth?

5. How is Jody picked up and put on a horse for safety?

Essay 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

Foreshadowing is very much a part of _The Red Pony_. Choose three instances of foreshadowing from anywhere in the text and discuss what each instance will come to mean.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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