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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 helped Monty with rent money in Chapter 3, East of Eden?
(a) His father.
(b) His mother.
(c) A kind stranger.
(d) His girlfriend.

2. One day when Monty's father hit him in Chapter 3, East of Eden, Monty did what?
(a) Punched him in the face.
(b) Grabbed him by the hair.
(c) Backed him against a wall.
(d) Choked him.

3. What role did Hastings Harcourt ask Monty to hold at the thoroughbred facility in Chapter 4, The Sand-Castle Syndrome?
(a) Managing Partner.
(b) Master Trainer.
(c) CEO.
(d) Night Manager.

4. What did Monty's parents claim had injured him when they put him in the hospital in Chapter 2, Growing Up with Horses?
(a) A flock of sheep.
(b) The horses.
(c) The barn.
(d) An ox.

5. What is the name of Monty's wife?
(a) Patty Willis.
(b) Patricia Burden.
(c) Patricia Elder.
(d) Pat Smith.

6. What did Monty's father rent to help dig a grave in Chapter 3, East of Eden?
(a) An air chisel.
(b) A tractor.
(c) A shovel.
(d) A dumptruck.

7. What did Monty's father never show him as a child?
(a) Horses.
(b) Affection.
(c) Danger.
(d) Cruelty.

8. Where did Monty Roberts grow up?
(a) San Francisco, California.
(b) Las Vegas, Nevada.
(c) Salinas, California.
(d) Phoenix, Arizona.

9. What event was part of the Salinas Rodeo during Monty's childhood?
(a) The Mayor's Chicken Catch.
(b) The Hungry Hog Race.
(c) The Wild Horse Race.
(d) The Backward Mule Ride.

10. Monty discovered what element of communication between the wild horses in Chapter 1, The Call of the Wild Horses?
(a) ESP.
(b) Body language.
(c) Vocalizations.
(d) Neighing.

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

12. At what age did Monty first volunteer to gather wild mustangs for the Salinas Rodeo?
(a) 9.
(b) 11.
(c) 13.
(d) 18.

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

14. What did Monty begin calling his method of horse training while in his teens?
(a) "Listening to horses."
(b) "Starting horses."
(c) "Breaking horses."
(d) "Whispering horses."

15. How long did Monty spend alone with the wild horses when he was fourteen?
(a) A few days.
(b) A year.
(c) Two years.
(d) A few weeks.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Monty's father find Monty's compassionate methods of training horses to be?

2. How many children did Monty and his wife have?

3. What did Monty's father hit his horse with to "break it" in Chapter 2, Growing Up with Horses?

4. Monty's mother was the oldest of how many children?

5. How old was Monty when his father brutally beat a black man to death in Chapter 2, Growing Up with Horses?

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