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 is Paul's favorite toy made of?

2. Who stores Paul's share of his winnings?

3. Why does Mother tell her children they are poor?

4. What does Paul's uncle ask Barrett about?

5. Why is it hard for Mother to keep up the appearance she wants after her marriage?

Short Essay Questions

1. What changes Oscar's idea about Paul while at the races?

2. When does Barrett make his biggest bets?

3. How does Mr. Barrett make a lot of his money?

4. What does Joan tell Oscar about Paul?

5. Who is Mother's most important servant, and why?

6. What does Paul invite Oscar to do while at the races?

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

8. How does Paul play with his favorite toy?

9. What does Paul tell Oscar about Barrett?

10. Why does Mother say she is so poor?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What were some of the forms of foreshadowing used in this book, and how did those moments affect the course of the plot?

Essay Topic 2

What kind of addictions were presented in this book, and which had the biggest effects on the plot, and why?

Essay Topic 3

What role did money play in this short story, and do you agree with the message the author was trying to send through this inclusion of the theme of money?

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