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. What did Hastings Harcourt do once he discovered Monty had not destroyed his horses in Chapter 4, The Sand-Castle Syndrome?

2. What percent of the thoroughbred facility did Monty receive with the option of buying in more later in Chapter 4, The Sand-Castle Syndrome?

3. What psychological disorder did Hastings Harcourt suffer from?

4. What did Hastings Harcourt ask Monty to personally do with his horses in Chapter 4, The Sand-Castle Syndrome?

5. How many horses did Hastings Harcourt ask Monty to buy for him initially?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did the move in 1942 affect Monty? Why?

2. What did Monty write of achieving the Queen's approval in Chapter 7, The Invitation That Changed My Life?

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

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

5. What setting does Monty Roberts depict in Chapter 1, The Call of the Wild Horses?

6. What realization did Monty have about competing in Chapter 3, East of Eden?

7. What did Monty suggest his disabled friend could use in order to return to work for him in Chapter 5, Flag is Up Farms Regained?

8. How did Monty feel about his experience with Harcourt in Chapter 5, Flag is Up Farms Regained? What was his next focus?

9. What did Monty's father want for him as a child? When did Monty begin riding horses?

10. What did Monty remark about fight-or-flight in deer? What did he name his first deer?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What accusations were made in the book Horse Whispers & Lies? Who wrote this book? Do you agree with Monty or his relatives regarding his father's abuse? Why?

Essay Topic 2

Describe Monty's lower back problems and subsequent surgery. How likely was it for Monty to ride again? How successful was his surgery?

Essay Topic 3

Describe Hastings Harcourt and the empire he inherited. Where did Harcourt have property? How much did he spend on horses?

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