The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

by William Saroyan
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"The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse" by William Saroyan Quiz

Show what you know about William Saroyan's short story "The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse." Who are the characters, what is the setting, and what literary devices are used in the story?

  1. How does Uncle Khosrove deal with all situations?

  2. When the horse is returned to John Byro, it is tired, run down, and sickly.

  3. Mourad is known to have/be _________________.

  4. Who is narrating the story?

  5. In the story, Aram is considered to be reasonable while Mourad is considered to have a crazy streak.

  6. What are some themes of the story?

  7. When Aram attempts to ride the horse, what happens?

  8. How is John Byro certain the boys have his horse?

  9. What character trait is important to the Garoghlanian family?

  10. William Saroyan uses this literary technique in the exposition of the story.

  11. The boys immediately return the horse to John Byro when he first suspects they have it