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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 Tristan?

2. Herriot falls asleep after the party while he is doing what?

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

4. What is the central issue that Dr. Farnon raises in this confrontation?

5. What is the treatment for the ailing bull in this chapter?

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

3. What mistake does Herriot make in chapter 32?

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

5. Briefly describe Angus Grier.

6. 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?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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