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D. H. Lawrence

The Rocking Horse Winner

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1926

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Multiple Choice

1. Which best describes the relationship the mother has with her children?

A) Smothering

B) Sisterly

C) Detached

D) Malignant

2. What does the mother’s response to her birthday gift reveal about her?

A) Her son can never truly satisfy her.

B) Money is the one thing that brings her peace.

C) She works hard for the little that the family has.

D) She is unbothered by financial concerns.

3. Read this excerpt from Paragraph 6:

“[The unspoken phrase] came whispering from the springs of the still-swaying rocking-horse, and even the horse, bending his wooden, champing head, heard it. The big doll, sitting so pink and smirking in her new pram, could hear it quite plainly, and seemed to be smirking all the more self-consciously because of it. The foolish puppy, too, that took the place of the teddy-bear, he was looking so extraordinarily foolish for no other reason but that he heard the secret whisper all over the house.”

Which of the following literary terms is used in this quote?

A) Paradox

B) Palindrome

C) Parable

D) Personification

4. What news briefly revives Paul before his death?

A) That Uncle Oscar was coming for a visit