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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. Dr. Farnon and Herriot stop at what location on their way home?

2. What does Mrs. Mallard say is wrong with her dog?

3. In chapter 20 who does Dr. Farnon confront?

4. Ticki Woo is ill, what is wrong?

5. Dr. Farnon's procedure results in better health for the cow, what is the other result?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Herriot astound Phin Calvert with his treatments?

2. How do the events in chapter 37 reflect Dr. Farnon's lack of consistentcy?

3. Chapter 11 deals with what kind of relationship?

4. What mistake does Herriot make in chapter 32?

5. The book shares a lot of difficult stories about caring for animals in distress. Chapter 9 focuses on another aspect of this veterinary practice, what is this chapter's focus?

6. How would you describe Herriot?

7. What happens in chapter 31 that helps to show Herriot's human side?

8. In Chapter 6 what does Dr. Farnon do in support of Herriot?

9. Briefly describe Angus Grier.

10. Herriot is from the city. What does chapter 10 show us about the difference between the way rural folk approach life and how urban residents approach life?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Do you think Tristan is treated fairly in the way Herriot presents him in this book? Give examples to explain and justify your answer.

Essay Topic 2

In one chapter, Herriot has to put down an older lady's dog. Herriot calms her fears by talking with her about the afterlife of animals. What does he tell her that gives her some comfort? Do you agree with his statements? Whether or not you believe animals have souls, do you think it is right for humans to end the lives of animals? Is it never appropriate? Always appropriate? Or does it depend upon the circumstances?

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the Tavener family and the Alton family in this book.

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