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John
Steinbeck
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Characters
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Where did Steinbeck
go to college?
Answer: Stanford,
English major
What prize did Steinbeck
win for The Grapes of
Wrath?
Answer: Pulitzer Prize
What are other titles of
Steinbeck's novels?
Answer:
The Red Pony - 1933
Tortilla Flat, published in 1935
Of Mice and Men - 1937
The Grapes of Wrath – 1939 – Pulitzer Prize
East of Eden – 1952
Winter of Our Discontent - 1961
Travels with Charley: In Search of America 1962
What prize did Steinbeck
win for literature in
1962?
Answer: Nobel Peace
Prize
Where was John
Steinbeck born?
Answer: Salinas,
California
Where does The Red Pony take place?
Answer: Salinas,
California
How does the pony respond to Jody when he
reaches for it for the first time?
Answer: It bites Jody
Where is the infected lump located on the pony?
Answer: The jaw
By which holiday does Carl tell Jody he can ride
his pony?
Answer: Thanksgiving
What ominous sign does Jody see that lets him
know his pony has died?
Answer: Buzzards
What kind of animal does Jody kill for the first
time when Chapter 2 opens?
Answer: bird
?
How does Jody kill the animal that he kills for
the first time when Chapter 2 opens?
Answer: sling-shot
How long does Carl say Gitano can initially stay for?
Answer: one night and
one breakfast
?
What kind of information is Jody eager to get out of
Gitano?
Answer:
What the mountains are like.
Who does Jess Taylor say he saw riding Easter?
Answer: Gitano
What does Jody decide to name
the new colt?
Answer: We don’t know
the book never says
What does Billy tell Jody to do after
he is done helping with the birth?
Answer: Hot water and a
sponge
How does Billy eventually get the
baby colt out?
Answer: He cuts
open Nellie
What does Billy end up doing to Nellie?
Answer: Killing Her with
a hammer
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Answer:
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Answer:
Why does Grandfather hate the ocean??
Answer: It stopped him
from going father West.
Why does Grandfather accept
Jody's offer for a drink when
they are sitting on the porch
discussing "westering“?
Answer: Because he sees
Jody’s face and he wants
to be polite
Why is Mrs. Tiflin suspicious of
Jody's request to get his Grandfather
a drink?
Answer: She thinks he
secretly wants one for
himself
When Jody finally brings
Grandfather his drink, where does
he sit?
Answer: At his feet
Why does Carl lose his temper and
make Grandfather leave?
Answer: He doesn’t
Who is Easter?
Answer: Carl’s first
horse
How is Jody's character first described?
Answer: obedient and
shy
Who is Gitano?
Answer: A paisanos that
comes to the Tifilin
ranch to spend the night
What is Billy Buck know
for?
Answer: His work with
horses
What is Carl Tiflin’s
demeanor?
Answer:
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