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 father beat him on a weekly basis until he was how old?

2. Monty Roberts began riding horses professionally from what age?

3. What had actually injured Monty to the point of being hospitalized when he was a child in Chapter 2, Growing Up with Horses?

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

5. When horses have their head high and forward ears, it shows they are interested in something where?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How does Monty describe meeting Brownie in Chapter 2, Growing Up with Horses?

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

6. What event led to the end of abuse suffered by Monty at the hands of his father in Chapter 3, East of Eden?

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

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

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

10. What did Monty do when he realized he wanted to hit his father in Chapter 3, East of Eden? What did his father offer him?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the life and career of Monty Roberts. What elements of Roberts' work have made him stand out in the horse training world?

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

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

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