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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 method does Dr. Farnon use to finally convince The Major to pay his bill?
2. Why is Herriot called to the Alderson's home?
3. What kind of animals does Herriot have to work on when he goes to the Skipton farm?
4. Who is Tip?
5. What problem does Dr. Farnon constantly have to battle?
Short Essay Questions
1. In chapter 58, Herriot describes a man's cow who has some bad habits. What are they?
2. Do you think Herriot has a problem with farmer Sidlow? Why or why not?
3. What seems to upset Miss Stubbs about her impending death, and what does Herriot tell her that seems to give her comfort?
4. What would be the major drawback to Dr. Farnon being the lead veterinarian at the racetrack?
5. When Helen comes to the office with her dog what does Herriot do?
6. What important responsibility does Herriot take on in chapter 41? Why is this so important?
7. Why do you think Herriot wants to take Helen to a movie about the Scots?
8. How would you describe Herriot's relationship with farmer Worley and why?
9. Why does Tristan decide that Herriot should go to a dance?
10. What does it mean to float a horses teeth?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Do you think it is important that Helen brought Dan to Herriot's office to be treated? Why do you think she didn't just call and ask Herriot to come to the farm to help Dan? Do you think her decision to come the office affected her relationship with Herriot, and if so how? Fully explain your answers.
Essay Topic 2
Briefly recount the story of Herriot, Angus Grier, and Mrs. Mallard. Why do you think Herriot was so shocked and upset about the discovery he made of Dr. Grier's and Mrs. Mallard's relationship?
Essay Topic 3
Share at least 4 examples of anecdotes which Herriot shares to show Tristan's lack of responsibility. Share some of the positive things that the book has to say about Tristan.
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