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. Where is the first place Paul's uncle takes him?

2. Where is Paul's favorite toy kept?

3. How does the author describe Mother's taste in things?

4. What does Mother try to keep the appearance of after her marriage?

5. What does Mother try to shower her children with?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is it strange for Mother to have hired servants?

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

3. What is Paul's main motivation in life?

4. What does Mother consider her biggest mistake?

5. How does Mother feel about her children?

6. What is Oscar addicted to?

7. What does Paul tell Oscar about Barrett?

8. What does Mother do to try and make her children happy?

9. What favor has Barrett been doing for Paul?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Where did irony occur in the winning race, and how did this affect the tone of the book?

Essay Topic 2

Fear is a common theme in this book that is presented a number of times by a number of characters. What are some of these instances, and how does fear affect the characters in the book?

Essay Topic 3

Many different characters in this plot were persuaded to do things that they would not have done of their own accord. What are some of these instances, and how did persuasion affect the course of the plot?

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