Wild Horses: Equine Quiz

Mustangs and Humans

EQUINE QUIZ

Think you know a lot about the history, hilarity, and high times of the horse?
Try your hand at this EQUINE QUIZ. Answers are at the bottom.

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MUSIC

1. Rising Sun was horse to what Rock ‘n Roll star?

a. Rod Stewart
b. Michael Jackson
c. David Bowie
d. Elvis Presley

2. The Old Gray Mare was how old when she died?

a. 5 years
b. 12 years
c. 14 years
d. 25 years

3. At the age of 14, the Bob Tail Nag, a trotting horse, lowered the record for the mile six different times. Her best time was:

a. 1:50 and ½
b. 2:19 and ¾
c. 4:00 and ¾
d. 5:00

4. Mr. Ed recorded a song in 1962.  The name of that song was:

a. Pretty Little Filly
b. I Love my Oats
c. A Horse is a Horse
d. Camptown Races

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TELEVISION AND FILM

5. Roy Rogers’ horse was dubbed the “Smartest Horse in the Movies”. What was this horse’s real name?

a. Sport
b. Tornado
c. Trigger
d. Falcon

6. The 1997 movie The Horse Whisperer was based on a real-life man named:

a. Mario Luroschi
b. Ramon Becerro
c. Monty Roberts
d. George Moore

7. The horses Paint, Chubb, Waggoner, and Beauty were part of what popular TV show in the 1960s?

a. Gun Smoke
b. The Lone Ranger
c. Bonanza
d. The Rifleman

8. In the 1979 movie The Black Stallion, which horse played the lead role?

a. Cass Ole
b. Apache
c. Hero
d. Trigger

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LITERATURE

9. Herber Harker wrote which novel consisting of a story of the Canadian rodeo circuit as it was in the 1950s?

a. Goldenrod
b. Lucky Luke
c. Outlaw Stallion
d. Diablo

10. Little Golden Books published children's books about which famous TV horse?

a. Scout
b. Silver
c. Mister Ed
d. Fury

11. It is estimated that horses were domesticated:

a. 16,000 years ago
b. 10,000 years ago
c. 5,000 years ago
d. 250 years ago

12. An elite group of cavalry comprised entirely of African American horsemen were known as the:

a. Riding Royals
b. Buffalo Soldiers
c. Cajun Cavalry
d. Hatch Brigade

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SPORTS

13. Nicknamed the Magnificent Cripple, this race horse’s right ear & right eye were set a full inch higher than the left side.

a. Best Yet
b. Your Host
c. Grand
d. Speedy

14. This horse’s heart was found to be more than twice the size and weight of a normal horse’s heart, earning him the nickname, Heart of Gold.

a. Secretariat
b. Forego
c. Mario
d. Phar Lap

15. The greatest money-winning thoroughbred ever was:

a. Rummie
b. Tellem Goodbye
c. Lucky Boy
d. Man O War

16. The only horse in the history of the Grand national Steeplechase to win the race three times was:

a. Georgie
b. Red Rum
c. Mac
d. Major Belmont

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ANSWERS

MUSIC
1-d
2-b
3-b
4-a
("c" was Mr. Ed's TV  theme song,
but he didn't sing it.)
TV & FILM
5-c
6-c
7-c
8-a
LITERATURE
9-a
10-d
11-c
12-b
SPORTS
13-b
14-a
15-d
16-b

ORIGINS
OF THE
HORSE

MUSTANGS AND HUMANS

Ancient Connection          Journey to the New World
Native Americans          Catlin's Observations
Palo Duro Canyon Tragedy           The Horse in Agriculture
Moving Humans & Machinery          Waging War
The Sporting Horse          Equine Quiz

MUSTANGS
AND THE
LAND