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 wrong the the man who collapses in front of Herriot and Helen?

2. What does Herriot wear to his first date with Helen?

3. Who has the opportunity to become the supervising veterinarian at the Northwest Racing Circuit?

4. Why does Tristan end up driving the Austin?

5. What does Herriot learn about Mr. Skipton?

Short Essay Questions

1. What seems to upset Miss Stubbs about her impending death, and what does Herriot tell her that seems to give her comfort?

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

3. How does Herriot save the Rudd's cow?

4. Briefly describe what it means for a horse to founder.

5. What major mistake does Herriot make early on when he is inspecting for tuberculosis?

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

7. In chapter 58, Herriot describes a man's cow who has some bad habits. What are they?

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

9. List four things Herriot tells us about Tim Alton.

10. What is the whole point in chapter 66?

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

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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