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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 character interrupts the trip to the Northwest Racing Circuit?
2. Who does Herriot begin to date regularly?
3. Who is Connie?
4. What does Dr. Farnon use to clean the windshield of his car?
5. What kind of animal does Herriot work on when he visits Helen's house?
Short Essay Questions
1. What important event happens in chapter 48? How does Herriot feel about this event?
2. What does it mean to float a horses teeth?
3. How does Herriot save the Rudd's cow?
4. Where do Helen and James Herriot spend their honeymoon and why?
5. Through out chapter 46, Herriot gives anecdotes to prove a point, what is the point?
6. What important responsibility does Herriot take on in chapter 41? Why is this so important?
7. What amusing events happen to Tristan in chapter 39?
8. What seems to upset Miss Stubbs about her impending death, and what does Herriot tell her that seems to give her comfort?
9. What major mistake does Herriot make early on when he is inspecting for tuberculosis?
10. The Austin has not had brakes in weeks. What convinces Dr. Farnon to have the brakes fixed?
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
Dr. Herriot is very confident in some areas of his life and very unsure of himself in other areas of his life. Give examples to support the previous statement and explain why you believe he could be characterized as being sure or unsure of himself.
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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