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. What happens because of this discovery?

2. In chapter 11, what must Herriot do, which is difficult?

3. In chapter 5 Herriot is called to treat a horse that is afflicted with torsion, what is this ailment?

4. What ailment does Mr. Handshaw's cow have?

5. Herriot and Grier are both of what ancestry?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

3. Chapter 11 deals with what kind of relationship?

4. Who is Miss Harbottle and why does she get upset with Dr. Farnon?

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

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

7. Why do you think the episode with the Coopers is important?

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

9. What mistake does Herriot make in chapter 32?

10. How does Herriot stand up for what is right in chapter 28?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Herriot shows much knowledge of veterinary medicine, as well as much intuition throughout the book. Which do you think is more important to his practice? Explain your choice.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Explain the circumstances in and around the story of Herriot and the butcher. What lesson do you think Herriot was trying to teach the butcher? Do you think he did a good job of teaching that lesson? Explain your answers.

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