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 Monty's parents claim had injured him when they put him in the hospital in Chapter 2, Growing Up with Horses?

2. How old was Hastings Harcourt when he met Monty?

3. What star of "East of Eden" did Monty befriend and show around the horses?

4. Monty's method of training horses was largely based on cultivating what with the animal?

5. What job did Monty's father get him in Chapter 2, Growing Up with Horses?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where was the majority of the wild horse population in Monty's childhood? When and why did he first visit there?

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

3. What awards does Monty describe having won in the beginning of Chapter 3, East of Eden?

4. What budget did the millionaire in Chapter 4, The Sand-Castle Syndrome give Monty to guy two horses? What did he buy?

5. How many wild horses did Monty return with in Chapter 1, The Call of the Wild Horses? What was his response to the rodeo show?

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

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

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

9. Who did Monty meet at age 31 in Chapter 4, The Sand-Castle Syndrome?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the effect of Japanese-American internment camps in California and the impact of moving on Monty. Who amongst Monty's friends or acquaintances was imprisoned? Why?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the courting and wedding of Monty and Patricia in the narrative. How did Pat contribute to Monty's theories and work?

Essay Topic 3

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

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