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. Ruth Bellerby asks Herriot to take her to what event?

2. In chapter 12, Tristan is given what responsibility?

3. What other diagnosis does Herriot make?

4. A local resident shares a remedy for lameness with Herriot; what is the remedy?

5. Herriot is called home because the hen's have escaped; where are they found?

Short Essay Questions

1. What important character is introduced in chapter 40 and how does Herriot meet this person?

2. In chapter 58, Herriot describes a man's cow who has some bad habits. What are they?

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

4. What does Dr. Farnon do to Herriot in chapter 65 and why does he do it?

5. Why does Tristan decide that Herriot should go to a dance?

6. How would you describe Dr. Farnon?

7. Ticki Woo shows up in chapter 13 and reappears later in the book. Why do you think Herriot includes accounts of Ticki Woo and its owner?

8. What community disaster involving Tristan happens in chapter 16?

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

10. How would you describe Herriot's relationship with farmer Worley and why?

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

Mrs. Pumphrey is an example of someone whose love of animals causes real problems for her pets and for Herriot. Explain this idea and whether you agree or disagree with it. Give examples to support your opinions.

Essay Topic 3

Briefly recount the story of Herriot, Angus Grier, and Mrs. Mallard. Why do you think Herriot was so shocked and upset about the discovery he made of Dr. Grier's and Mrs. Mallard's relationship?

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