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. Who tells the story about the sow's ear?

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

3. Following the prolapse episode, Herriot pulls a practical joke on what character?

4. Ticki Woo is ill, what is wrong?

5. Dr. Farnon and Herriot stop at what location on their way home?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. Chapter 11 deals with what kind of relationship?

3. Explain briefly how chapters 14 and 15 continue to show us Tristan's lack of responsibility?

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

5. 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?

6. How would you describe Tristan and Dr. Farnon's relationship?

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

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

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. What community disaster involving Tristan happens in chapter 16?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

In one chapter, Herriot has to put down an older lady's dog. Herriot calms her fears by talking with her about the afterlife of animals. What does he tell her that gives her some comfort? Do you agree with his statements? Whether or not you believe animals have souls, do you think it is right for humans to end the lives of animals? Is it never appropriate? Always appropriate? Or does it depend upon the circumstances?

Essay Topic 3

James Herriot's book is an account of young man who moves into a new community, begins a new career, and has to establish a new group of relationships. List and explain several of the major adjustments Herriot had to make in his life. Give examples of how he established a new life.

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