All Creatures Great and Small Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Tristan does not do his new job well, what is the result?

2. In chapter nine Tristan and Herriot treat a cow with a condition called prolapse, what is this?

3. Herriot falls asleep after the party while he is doing what?

4. Ticki Woo is ill, what is wrong?

5. A farmer wants Herriot to diagnose that his cow has died of what?

Short Essay Questions

1. Briefly describe Angus Grier.

2. What trait do you think is revealed about Dr. Farnon in chapter 27. Briefly explain your answer.

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

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

5. In Chapter 5, Herriot has to make a difficult decision; how does the character Soames make the decision more difficult?

6. In what amusing way does Mrs. Pumphrey describe Herriot's relationship with her animals?

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

8. 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?

9. Chapter 11 deals with what kind of relationship?

10. Briefly explain the compelling episode with the farmer named Watson.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Do you think Herriot seems to be more attracted to the poorer families in the community or to the wealthier families? Explain your answer citing examples from the book.

Essay Topic 2

Herroit is a veterinarian in a rural community in the mid 1900's. Explain some of the challenges farmers faced in those days and how that differs from problems we face in the more urban or suburban lifestyle that most of us live today.

Essay Topic 3

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

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