The Man Who Listens to Horses Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Monty Roberts
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Monty's wife was how many years behind him in school?

2. What did Monty never see any of from his film work?

3. Where was the house in the middle of Salinas that Monty and his family moved to in Chapter 2, Growing Up with Horses?

4. Who informed Monty of Hasting Harcourt's "sand-castle syndrome"?

5. Who planned to buy a ranch in Salinas just before his untimely death in Chapter 3, East of Eden?

Short Essay Questions

1. What position did Harcourt offer Monty at the facility in Chapter 4, The Sand-Castle Syndrome? How did it develop?

2. What did Monty discover on his first trip for wild horses in Chapter 1, The Call of the Wild Horses?

3. How did Monty meet Patricia? What role has she played in his life?

4. For whom did Monty perform as a stunt double when a child? Who arranged his contracts?

5. What was Monty's father's reaction when Monty showed him his techniques on horses as a child?

6. How did Monty branch into other sports after achieving freedom from his father?

7. What does Monty write about the abuse he suffered from his father in Chapter 2, Growing Up with Horses? When did the abuse end?

8. What opportunity did Harcourt offer Monty after he bought him horses in Chapter 4, The Sand-Castle Syndrome?

9. Why did Monty's family move in 1942? What happened to their horses?

10. How did Monty develop his techniques in his teens? What basic concepts were established?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the competitions Monty Roberts participated in during his teenage years and the awards he won. How many awards did Roberts earn between 1940 and 1955?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the horse Brownie and the lessons Monty learned from working with him. How was Brownie traumatized by Monty's father?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the establishment of Flag is Up Farms in Santa Ynez, California. How long did the operation stay running? Is it still running today?

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