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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. Who is Angus Grier?

2. What is given to Herriot at the end of this chapter?

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

4. Herriot is given what type of car to drive?

5. What is the name of Dr. Farnon's home?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. In chapter 21, Tristan is given a very tough assignment. What is the task and what do you think it says about Dr. Farnon?

3. Briefly describe Angus Grier.

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

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

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

8. What mistake does Herriot make in chapter 32?

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

10. What unpleasant task does Herriot deal with in chapter 25?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Do you think it is important that Helen brought Dan to Herriot's office to be treated? Why do you think she didn't just call and ask Herriot to come to the farm to help Dan? Do you think her decision to come the office affected her relationship with Herriot, and if so how? Fully explain your answers.

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

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.

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