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. Who has helped Barrett make his fortune?

2. What branch of military was Barrett involved in?

3. How does Barrett know what to bet on?

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

5. Who does Barrett tell Paul's uncle to talk to Paul 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. How does Barrett stay safe while betting?

4. How does Mother feel about her children?

5. When does Barrett make his biggest bets?

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

7. Who is Barrett?

8. Why is Mother's poverty so frustrating to her?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How do you think Mother will change after the death of Paul?

Essay Topic 2

How did Mother treat her children, and what effect did this have on their behavior throughout the book?

Essay Topic 3

What role does symbolism play in the story and where does it appear? How is the plot altered by the presence of these symbols?

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