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Monty Roberts
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who, along with the director, asked Monty to watch the dailies and give his thoughts on "East of Eden"?
(a) Don Page.
(b) James Dean.
(c) Burl Ives.
(d) Raymond Massey.

2. In what year was Monty Roberts born?
(a) 1928.
(b) 1941.
(c) 1919.
(d) 1935.

3. Monty's method of training horses was largely based on cultivating what with the animal?
(a) Resentment.
(b) Fear.
(c) Trust.
(d) Intelligence.

4. Where did Monty go to look for wild horses at age fourteen?
(a) Mexico.
(b) Nevada.
(c) Canada.
(d) Idaho.

5. What did Monty recoil from when watching the Wild Mustang Race in Chapter 1, The Call of the Wild Horses?
(a) The police.
(b) The speed.
(c) The cruelty.
(d) The money.

6. Where was most of the wild horse population during Monty's childhood?
(a) New Mexico.
(b) California.
(c) Nevada.
(d) Montana.

7. Monty realized in Chapter 3, East of Eden that most of his competitors had nowhere near as much what as he did?
(a) Intellect.
(b) Skill.
(c) Experience.
(d) Courage.

8. When Monty illustrated his method for a horse trainer he knew in Chapter 1, The Call of the Wild Horses, the trainer said that it was a what?
(a) Miracle.
(b) Abomination.
(c) Fluke.
(d) Dream come true.

9. In what year did Monty get married?
(a) 1961.
(b) 1956.
(c) 1952.
(d) 1953.

10. What star of "East of Eden" did Monty befriend and show around the horses?
(a) Richard Davalos.
(b) James Dean.
(c) Jo Van Fleet.
(d) Raymond Massey.

11. What did Monty's father offer to rent to Monty in Chapter 3, East of Eden?
(a) A tractor.
(b) A horse.
(c) A barn.
(d) A truck.

12. What psychological disorder did Hastings Harcourt suffer from?
(a) Borderline Personality Disorder.
(b) Depression.
(c) Bipolar Disorder.
(d) Schizophrenia.

13. What had actually injured Monty to the point of being hospitalized when he was a child in Chapter 2, Growing Up with Horses?
(a) His father.
(b) A car.
(c) Horses.
(d) A train.

14. How many children did Monty and his wife have?
(a) Three.
(b) Two.
(c) Five.
(d) Seven.

15. What was the name of the medium brown horse with a white dot between his eyes that Monty met in Chapter 2, Growing Up with Horses?
(a) Dot.
(b) Bullseye.
(c) Brownie.
(d) Eye patch.

Short Answer Questions

1. Monty discovered what element of communication between the wild horses in Chapter 1, The Call of the Wild Horses?

2. What did Monty watch the mustangs do when entering the race in Chapter 1, The Call of the Wild Horses?

3. What kind of grades did Monty receive in school as a child?

4. What did Monty decide to secretly do with Hastings Harcourt's horses in Chapter 4, The Sand-Castle Syndrome?

5. When did Monty realize was the best time for observing the wild horses' relaxed social interaction in Chapter 1, The Call of the Wild Horses?

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