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 does Herriot realize is true about Angus Grier and Mrs. Mallard

2. In chapter 37, Herriot does surgery on a dog that has what problem?

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

4. What is the outcome of the treatment for Ticki Woo?

5. What has just happened in Tristan's life?

Short Essay Questions

1. What unexpected fact about Dr Grier and one of his clients, named Mrs Mallard, does Herriot uncover?

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

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

4. How would you describe Herriot?

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

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

7. How does Herriot help Ticki Woo in chapter 30.

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

9. 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?

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

List 5 characters you liked in the book and 5 characters you disliked. Explain your choices and use examples from the book to support your opinions.

Essay Topic 2

Share at least 4 examples of anecdotes which Herriot shares to show Tristan's lack of responsibility. Share some of the positive things that the book has to say about Tristan.

Essay Topic 3

Write a summary of the events that led to Helen and James Herriot's marriage. Were you surprised that they finally did get married? Explain your answer.

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