A Quiz About Black Beauty Novel By Anna Sewell

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  • 1. 

    Many people were kinder to animals after they read Black Beauty.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Reading the book "Black Beauty" likely had a positive impact on people's attitudes towards animals, leading them to be kinder to animals. The book tells the story of a horse named Black Beauty and highlights the mistreatment and abuse that animals can face. By reading about the experiences of Black Beauty, readers may have gained empathy and understanding for animals, prompting them to change their behavior and treat animals with more kindness and compassion.

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  • 2. 

    Who tells the story?  Who is "I" in the story?

    • A.

      Black Beauty

    • B.

      Blach Beauty's mother

    • C.

      Anna Sewell

    • D.

      Farmer Gray

    Correct Answer
    A. Black Beauty
    Explanation
    In the story, "Black Beauty," the narrator is Black Beauty himself. The use of the pronoun "I" indicates that the story is being told from the perspective of the horse, giving readers a unique insight into his experiences and emotions. The other options, such as Black Beauty's mother, Anna Sewell, and Farmer Gray, are not the ones telling the story, making them incorrect answers.

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  • 3. 

    Black Beauty had ________. (Check all that apply)

    • A.

      A shiny coat

    • B.

      One white foot

    • C.

      A white head

    • D.

      A star on his face

    • E.

      Some white on his back

    • F.

      Two white feet

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. A shiny coat
    B. One white foot
    D. A star on his face
    E. Some white on his back
    Explanation
    Black Beauty had a shiny coat, which means that his coat was glossy and lustrous. He also had one white foot, as mentioned in the options. Additionally, he had a star on his face, which refers to a white marking on his forehead. There was also some white on his back, indicating that he had patches of white hair in that area. However, the option of having a white head or two white feet is not mentioned, so they are not applicable in this case.

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  • 4. 

    What did Black Beauty have to learn to wear? (check all that apply)

    • A.

      A bit

    • B.

      A horse blanket

    • C.

      Shoes

    • D.

      A saddle

    • E.

      A bridle

    • F.

      A harness

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. A bit
    C. Shoes
    D. A saddle
    F. A harness
    Explanation
    Black Beauty had to learn to wear a bit, shoes, a saddle, and a harness. These are all essential equipment for a horse to be ridden and controlled by a rider. A bit is a metal mouthpiece that goes in the horse's mouth and is used to control its movements. Shoes are necessary to protect the horse's hooves. A saddle is a seat for the rider, and a harness is a set of straps that goes around the horse's body to attach it to a carriage or other equipment.

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  • 5. 

    Birtwick park is very small

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Birtwick park is very small" is false. This suggests that Birtwick park is not small in size.

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  • 6. 

    Who rides Black Beauty first at Birtwick Park?

    • A.

      John Manly

    • B.

      Mr. Gordon

    • C.

      Merrylegs

    • D.

      Farmer Grey

    Correct Answer
    A. John Manly
    Explanation
    John Manly rides Black Beauty first at Birtwick Park.

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  • 7. 

    Why was Black Beauty afraid of Ginger?

    • A.

      Because she worked hard.

    • B.

      Because she bit.

    • C.

      Because she went fast.

    • D.

      Because she was standing next to him.

    Correct Answer
    B. Because she bit.
    Explanation
    Black Beauty was afraid of Ginger because she bit. This suggests that Ginger had a tendency to use aggression and violence, which made Black Beauty fearful of her. The act of biting can be seen as a form of aggression and a potential threat, causing Black Beauty to feel unsafe and afraid in Ginger's presence.

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  • 8. 

    What day did the horses and people rest at Birtwick Park?

    • A.

      Sunday

    • B.

      Tuesday

    • C.

      Friday

    • D.

      Saturday

    Correct Answer
    A. Sunday
    Explanation
    The horses and people rested at Birtwick Park on Sunday.

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  • 9. 

    James will work for Sir Williams

    • A.

      Clifford Stables

    • B.

      Williams Hall

    • C.

      Sir Williams

    • D.

      Clifford Hall

    Correct Answer
    D. Clifford Hall
  • 10. 

    Why didn't Black Beauty go across the bridge in the storm?

    • A.

      The bridge was breaking

    • B.

      Black Beauty was afraid

    • C.

      Black Beauty was tired

    • D.

      The water was too high

    Correct Answer
    A. The bridge was breaking
    Explanation
    Black Beauty didn't go across the bridge in the storm because it was breaking. This means that the bridge was unstable and could potentially collapse, posing a danger to Black Beauty. It was a wise decision for Black Beauty to avoid crossing the bridge in order to ensure its safety.

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  • 11. 

    How did James drive the carriage?  (check all that apply)

    • A.

      He stopped at the top of hills

    • B.

      He went quickly when we went down.

    • C.

      He went slowly when the roads were bad.

    • D.

      He gave kind words to the horses.

    • E.

      He went quickly on all the roads.

    • F.

      He stopped at all the houses.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. He stopped at the top of hills
    C. He went slowly when the roads were bad.
    D. He gave kind words to the horses.
    Explanation
    James drove the carriage by stopping at the top of hills, going slowly when the roads were bad, and giving kind words to the horses.

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  • 12. 

    How did the barn in Aylesbury catch on fire?

    • A.

      The horses stepped on a lantern.

    • B.

      A candle was left in the barn.

    • C.

      A groom left his cigarette in the barn.

    • D.

      Someone dropped a match.

    Correct Answer
    C. A groom left his cigarette in the barn.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that a groom left his cigarette in the barn. This suggests that the fire was caused by the careless act of the groom, who failed to properly dispose of his cigarette. This act of negligence led to the barn catching on fire.

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  • 13. 

    Ginger died in the fire.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Ginger died in the fire" is given, and the correct answer is "False." This means that Ginger did not die in the fire.

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  • 14. 

    How old is Little Joe Green?

    • A.

      14

    • B.

      15

    • C.

      7

    • D.

      20

    Correct Answer
    A. 14
    Explanation
    The given answer indicates that Little Joe Green is 14 years old.

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  • 15. 

    Why did Black Beauty and John ride so quickly to Hertford?

    • A.

      Mr. Gordon was sick

    • B.

      Mrs. Gordon was sick

    • C.

      Little Joe Green was sick

    • D.

      Ginger was sick

    Correct Answer
    B. Mrs. Gordon was sick
    Explanation
    Black Beauty and John rode quickly to Hertford because Mrs. Gordon was sick. This suggests that Mrs. Gordon's illness was urgent and required immediate attention. The urgency of the situation prompted them to travel quickly in order to reach Hertford as soon as possible and provide the necessary care and support for Mrs. Gordon.

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  • 16. 

    What did Joe do wrong when Black Beauty arrived back at Birtwick Park? (check all that apply)

    • A.

      He did not put a blanket on the hot horse

    • B.

      He gave the horse cold water

    • C.

      He gave the horse hot water

    • D.

      He put too many blankets on the horse

    • E.

      He did not let the horse lie down

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. He did not put a blanket on the hot horse
    B. He gave the horse cold water
    Explanation
    Joe did not put a blanket on the hot horse, which is wrong because it is important to cover the horse to prevent it from getting chilled. Additionally, he gave the horse cold water, which is also incorrect because it can cause the horse to become chilled and potentially sick.

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  • 17. 

    Where do Mr. and Mrs. Gordon have to go away to live?

    • A.

      The south of England

    • B.

      The south of France

    • C.

      The north of England

    • D.

      The northof France

    Correct Answer
    B. The south of France
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the south of France. This can be inferred from the information given in the question, which states that Mr. and Mrs. Gordon have to go away to live. Since the question does not mention any specific country, we can assume that they have to go away from their current location. Among the given options, the south of France is the only location mentioned, indicating that it is where they have to go to live.

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  • 18. 

    At Earls Hall, the horses have to wear bearing reins because _____________.

    • A.

      Lady Westland wants everything to look good.

    • B.

      Lady Westland is afraid of horses.

    • C.

      Mr. York wants them to wear the reins.

    • D.

      They help the horses pull the carriage.

    Correct Answer
    A. Lady Westland wants everything to look good.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Lady Westland wants everything to look good." This is because bearing reins are often used in carriage driving to give the horse an elevated and stylish head carriage, which is considered aesthetically pleasing. Lady Westland's desire for everything to look good suggests that she would want the horses at Earls Hall to wear bearing reins for this reason.

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  • 19. 

    Ginger and Black Beauty like wearing the bearing reins.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Ginger and Black Beauty both enjoy wearing the bearing reins. However, the correct answer is False because bearing reins are known to be uncomfortable and restrictive for horses. It is unlikely that Ginger and Black Beauty would like wearing them.

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  • 20. 

    When he was drunk, what did Reuben Smith do to Black Beauty? (check all that apply)

    • A.

      He took off Black Beauty's shoes

    • B.

      He hit Black Beauty.

    • C.

      He left Black Beauty at the hotel.

    • D.

      He shouted.

    • E.

      He rode too slowly and fell off.

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. He hit Black Beauty.
    D. He shouted.
    Explanation
    Reuben Smith hit Black Beauty and shouted when he was drunk.

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  • 21. 

    Why did Lord Westland have to sell Black Beauty?

    • A.

      The cuts on his legs were bad

    • B.

      The cuts on his back were bad

    • C.

      He did not listen to the grooms anymore

    • D.

      He was always angry

    Correct Answer
    A. The cuts on his legs were bad
    Explanation
    Lord Westland had to sell Black Beauty because the cuts on his legs were bad. This suggests that the horse was injured and the injuries were severe enough to require the horse to be sold. It is likely that the cuts were causing pain or hindering the horse's ability to perform certain tasks, leading Lord Westland to make the difficult decision to sell Black Beauty.

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  • 22. 

    Jerry loved his wife and children.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Jerry's love for his wife and children is the reason why the statement is true. The sentence states that Jerry loved his wife and children, indicating a strong affection and care towards them. This implies that Jerry has positive feelings and emotions for his family members, which is a characteristic of love. Therefore, the correct answer is true.

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  • 23. 

    What was Jerry's occupation?

    • A.

      He was a cab driver

    • B.

      He was a doctor

    • C.

      He was a cook

    • D.

      He was a farmer

    Correct Answer
    A. He was a cab driver
    Explanation
    Jerry's occupation was being a cab driver.

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  • 24. 

    Black Beauty's name was changed to ________.

    • A.

      Harry

    • B.

      Polly

    • C.

      Jack

    • D.

      Jerry

    Correct Answer
    C. Jack
    Explanation
    Black Beauty's name was changed to Jack.

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  • 25. 

    When people want to go fast Jerry said, "No, you want to go fast because you ___________.

    • A.

      Got up late.

    • B.

      Started too early.

    • C.

      Like to go fast.

    • D.

      Don't want to pay too much.

    Correct Answer
    A. Got up late.
    Explanation
    Jerry's statement suggests that the reason people want to go fast is because they got up late. This implies that when individuals are running late, they feel the need to go fast in order to make up for lost time and reach their destination on time.

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  • 26. 

    When Jerry goes to work for Mrs. Fowler he will be a _____________.

    • A.

      Cook and groom

    • B.

      Groom and driver

    • C.

      Doctor and groom

    • D.

      Driver and cook

    Correct Answer
    B. Groom and driver
    Explanation
    Jerry will be a groom and driver when he goes to work for Mrs. Fowler. This means that his responsibilities will include taking care of the horses and driving them, as well as performing other grooming tasks such as cleaning and grooming the horses.

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  • 27. 

    Mr. Thoroughgood was kind to the horses.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Mr. Thoroughgood was kind to the horses. This means that he treated the horses with care, compassion, and possibly provided them with proper care and attention. Since the answer is "True," it implies that the statement accurately reflects Mr. Thoroughgood's behavior towards the horses.

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  • 28. 

    _________ was a boy when Black Beauty saw him, now he is a man.

    • A.

      Joe Green

    • B.

      Mr. Gordon

    • C.

      Mr. Thoroughgood

    • D.

      Jerry

    Correct Answer
    A. Joe Green
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Joe Green. The sentence states that Black Beauty saw him when he was a boy, and now he is a man. Therefore, the person being referred to must be Joe Green.

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  • 29. 

    Who said, "Always do your work happily. Never bite or kick. Then he'll always be nice to you."?

    • A.

      Black Beauty

    • B.

      Black Beauty's mother

    • C.

      Merrylegs

    • D.

      Ginger

    Correct Answer
    B. Black Beauty's mother
    Explanation
    Black Beauty's mother is the one who said, "Always do your work happily. Never bite or kick. Then he'll always be nice to you." This quote emphasizes the importance of behaving well and working diligently in order to receive kindness in return. It suggests that by being obedient and respectful, one can foster a positive relationship with others.

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  • 30. 

    Who did Black Beauty see while pulling a cab?

    • A.

      Mr. Gordon

    • B.

      Ginger

    • C.

      Polly

    • D.

      Little Joe Green

    Correct Answer
    B. Ginger
    Explanation
    Black Beauty saw Ginger while pulling a cab.

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