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. Herriot intends to bet on a horse, but misses the race. How did the horse he wanted to place his money on do in the race?

2. What does Dr. Farnon have a chance to do while at the horsetrack?

3. Why is Herriot caught in a fierce snow storm?

4. In chapter 49, what is wrong with the Austin?

5. Where do they go to eat?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. Dr. Farnon has many problems, but he has one that seems to be the worst. What is it, and has he done anything to try and solve it?

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

9. How would you describe Herriot's relationship with farmer Worley and why?

10. The Austin has not had brakes in weeks. What convinces Dr. Farnon to have the brakes fixed?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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