Choose the best answer.
1 Black Beauty’s first home was _____.
a [ ] a small stable with two horses b [ ] a pleasant field with a pond
c [ ] a large stable with his mother d [ ] a big field with a lake
2 His mother’s name was _____.
a [ ] Queen b [ ] Darkie c [ ] Duchess d [ ] Black Star
3 Their master called hismother _____.
a [ ] Pat b [ ] Duchie c [ ] Pet d [ ] Queenie
4 She told Black Beauty to be always _____.
a [ ] gentle and a willing worker b [ ] good at galloping
c [ ] independent and headstrong d [ ] aggressive to other horses
5 When Black Beauty was two, his _____, Rob Roy, died.
a [ ] father b [ ] uncle c [ ] friend d [ ] brother
6 Ithappened during a hunt to catch a _____.
a [ ] hare b [ ] fox c [ ] deer d [ ] criminal
7 Black Beauty was trained by _____.
a [ ] Mr Gordon b [ ] John Manly c [ ] George Gordon d [ ] Farmer Grey
8 He first had to learn to wear a _____.
a [ ] saddle b [ ] heavy collar c [ ] bit and bridle d [ ] pair of blinkers
9 Black Beauty’s next homewas a stable with _____ good stalls.
a [ ] two b [ ] three c [ ] four d [ ] five
10 A _____ called Merrylegs was in the next stall.
a [ ] tall mare b [ ] little grey pony c [ ] little brown pony d [ ] tall pony
Choose the best answer.
11 Black Beauty had _____ on his forehead.
a [ ] one white foot and a star b [ ] two white feet and astar
c [ ] one white foot and two stars d [ ] four white feet and a star
12 Ginger had a bad habit of _____.
a [ ] running away b [ ] eating a lot c [ ] biting people d [ ] sleeping a lot
13 Ginger was _____ by her old master’s son.
a [ ] treated kindly b [ ] sometimes hit c [ ] liked d [ ] badly beaten
14 _____ was Mr Gordon’s groom.
a [ ]Mr Barry b [ ] John Manley c [ ] Sawyer d [ ] Rob Roy
15 Sir Oliver’s tail was cut off because _____.
a [ ] it was too long b [ ] of an accident
c [ ] it was fashionable d [ ] he wasn’t brave enough
16 The doctor advised Mr Gordon’s wife to _____.
a [ ] ride Black Beauty every day b [ ] live in a warm country for a few years
c [ ] eat more anddrink less d [ ] move near the seaside for a few years
17 Lady Anne was injured when _____.
a [ ] Lizzie didn’t clear a ditch b [ ] she made Lizzie gallop too soon
c [ ] Black Beauty didn’t clear a ditch d [ ] Black Beauty hadn’t been trained
18 Reuben Smith’s one fault was _____.
a [ ] drinking too much b [ ] being too generous
c [ ] eating too much d  singing too loudly
19 Jerry Barker’s son, Harry, _____ and good-tempered.
a [ ] was eight b [ ] was ten c [ ] was twelve d [ ] was thirteen
20 In the end, Black Beauty met _____ again.
a [ ] Mr Gordon b [ ] Joe Green c [ ] John Manly d [ ] Farmer Grey
Who or what do the underlined words refer to?
21 ‘I don’t like anyone who bites.’
a  Black Beauty b [ ] Ginger c [ ] Merrylegs d [ ] Mr Gordon
22 ‘No one was ever kind to her before she came here.’
a [ ] Dolly b [ ] Miss Flora c [ ] Lady Anne d [ ] Ginger
23 ‘He’s fast, but the lightest touch of the rein will guide him.’
a [ ] Merrylegs b [ ] Blackbird c [ ] Black Beauty d [ ] Rob Roy
24 ‘Are you all right? Did you have anaccident?’
a [ ] Jerry Barker b [ ] Black Beauty c [ ] Lady Anne d [ ] Mr Gordon
25 ‘You must come at once, or she’ll die.’
a [ ] Mrs Gordon b [ ] Polly Barker c [ ] Miss Blomefield d [ ] Lady Anne
26 ‘Stop that at once, or I’ll call the police.’
a [ ] making the horses pull heavy carts b [ ] children riding a horse badly
c [ ] beating the...