© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
The Red Pony

The Red Pony


by John Steinbeck

The Red Pony: Quiz 2: Themes (For the Most Part) Quiz True or False

1. Why did Jody kill the buzzard? -> Because the buzzard was chewing on Gabilan's eyeball and Jody was beside himself with grief.
2. Why does Carl give his son the gift of a red pony? -> Because the pony store was fresh out of green ones.
3. Why does Jody want to hear his Grandfather's stories of the great crossing and the Indians? -> Because he doesn't have TV.
4. How does Gabilan die? -> The strangles
5. In his mind, what is the manliest thing Grandfather ever did? -> Drank lemonade