All Creatures Great and Small Test | Final 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 is unique about Helen compared to the other characters in the book?

2. What new title and responsibility does Herriot take on?

3. What does Dr. Farnon tell Herriot about his career?

4. What surprise does Dr. Farnon have for Herriot?

5. Who helps Herriot treat Dan?

Short Essay Questions

1. Through out chapter 46, Herriot gives anecdotes to prove a point, what is the point?

2. Do you think Herriot has a problem with farmer Sidlow? Why or why not?

3. What does Herriot do to make a point to the local butcher about paying his bill?

4. What important event happens in chapter 48? How does Herriot feel about this event?

5. Why does Tristan decide that Herriot should go to a dance?

6. What does it mean to float a horses teeth?

7. When Helen comes to the office with her dog what does Herriot do?

8. What would be the major drawback to Dr. Farnon being the lead veterinarian at the racetrack?

9. The Rudd's are a large, poor farming family. What does Herriot discover about how they have enough for everyone at mealtime?

10. Briefly describe Herriot's encounter with a Great Dane.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Through out the book, Herriot shows an uncanny ability to diagnose problems with animals. List several examples of this ability. He also has at least one instance when he makes a wrong diagnosis; summarize this occurrence, then explain some of the difficulties a vet faces in deciding what is wrong with an animal.

Essay Topic 2

Dr. Farnon has real difficulty collecting money from his clients. Summarize examples from the book which highlight this problem. Why do you think he continued to treat animals for individuals who did not pay? What could he have done differently that would have helped solve this problem?

Essay Topic 3

Herroit is a veterinarian in a rural community in the mid 1900's. Explain some of the challenges farmers faced in those days and how that differs from problems we face in the more urban or suburban lifestyle that most of us live today.

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