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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 kind of dog does Denham have?
3. Who does Herriot begin to date regularly?
4. What special talent does Sam Broadbent possess ?
5. What activity to Denham and Herriot share in common?
Short Essay Questions
1. How would you describe Herriot's relationship with farmer Worley and why?
2. Why does Tristan decide that Herriot should go to a dance?
3. What major mistake does Herriot make early on when he is inspecting for tuberculosis?
4. List four things Herriot tells us about Tim Alton.
5. What important responsibility does Herriot take on in chapter 41? Why is this so important?
6. Where do Helen and James Herriot spend their honeymoon and why?
7. How does Herriot save the Rudd's cow?
8. Do you think Herriot has a problem with farmer Sidlow? Why or why not?
9. What important event happens in chapter 48? How does Herriot feel about this event?
10. Why do you think Herriot wants to take Helen to a movie about the Scots?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The book contains several examples of anecdotes that shows that laughter and comedy as a part of Herriot's life. Site several of these anecdotes and explain why laughing would be an important element of a veterinarian's life.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Compare and contrast the Tavener family and the Alton family in this book.
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