The Rocking-Horse Winner Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What bothers Joan about what Paul and Barrett talk about?

2. Why is it strange for Mother to keep servants?

3. How was Mother raised?

4. Who is with Paul's uncle when he first sees Paul on his favorite toy?

5. What do Paul and Barrett often talk about?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is strange about Paul's first bet at the horse races?

2. Why does Mother say she is so poor?

3. What favor has Barrett been doing for Paul?

4. Why does Oscar take Paul to the horse races?

5. How is Paul different from his siblings?

6. What does the house say to the children?

7. Why is Barrett so hesitant to talk to Oscar?

8. What does Paul tell Oscar about Barrett?

9. What is Oscar addicted to?

10. How does Oscar respond when he sees what Paul's first bet at the horse races is?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What are your feelings about luck after reading this story, and how did the importance placed on luck by the main characters in this book change that ideal?

Essay Topic 2

Despair was a theme that was placed in a number of sensitive places in this plot. What are some of these places, and what role did despair play in this book?

Essay Topic 3

What do you think is the main moral of this story? Please support your answer with specific citations from the text.

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