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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What delightful occurrence makes Herriot forget his discomfort while out for a moment in chapter one?
(a) A taste of Mrs Ingledew's pie.
(b) The sight of a cow he saved the year before.
(c) The farmer's hearty welcome and thanks.
(d) The birth of a new lamb.

2. In the beginning of chapter 15, why is Siegfried especially touchy and cantankerous?
(a) He and Tristan had been fighting about finances.
(b) He has a toothache.
(c) He was unsuccesful treating a dog the day before and it died.
(d) He has just been forced to give up smoking for health reasons.

3. Why does Herriot suspect that Mr. Pickersgill is the cause of the problem with his cow's mastitis?
(a) Mr. Pickersgill milks the cow very roughly.
(b) Mr. Pickersgill constantly sprays chemicals in the barn.
(c) Mr. Pickersgill beds the stall so deeply it chaffes the cow.
(d) Mr. Pickersgill in always inventing new "vitamins" for the cow.

4. How does Herbert stay alive without a mother?
(a) The farmer feeds him.
(b) He nurses off random unsuspecting ewes.
(c) He fends for himself eating grass.
(d) An old ewe lets him nurse with her babies.

5. What does Herriot feel vets are regularly called to do?
(a) To step open-eyed into dangerous situations.
(b) To keep a safe distance from any unruly animal.
(c) Answer general questions about animal husbandry.
(d) To influence farmers to treat their animals better.

6. What is husk, the first ailment that afflicted the Darby cattle?
(a) A virus spread through bad water.
(b) A deficiency caused by malnutrution.
(c) General symptoms of neglect.
(d) Small worms that get into the bronchial tubes.

7. What caused the eventual disappearance of the draught horse?
(a) The invention of the tractor.
(b) The disapearance of family farms.
(c) Their replacement with mules.
(d) A mass outbreak of equine diseases.

8. What was Herriot suspected of for his placement of the family pets winners?
(a) Awarding prizes to his clients.
(b) Giving first place to the squire's son.
(c) Taking bribes.
(d) Being biased against rabbits.

9. In chapter one, Herriot returns to bed after a long night out. Where was he?
(a) Stuck at a social gathering at the Ingledew farm.
(b) Rescuing Mr. Ingledew's injured horse.
(c) Out drinking with Mr. Ingledew.
(d) Delivering a lamb at the Ingledew farm.

10. Why was Herriot uneasy about taking a blood sample from Monty?
(a) The light was dim in the box. Herriot wasn't sure he could find a vein.
(b) The bull had grown and turned mean.
(c) Harry Sumner had no way to hold the bull still.
(d) Herriot hated drawing blood.

11. What does Mr. Pickersgill want to try on his cow to cure the mastitis?
(a) A salve.
(b) A long turn out in the pasture.
(c) A shot.
(d) Another vet.

12. Who is Granville Bennett?
(a) An animal healer.
(b) A local horse vet.
(c) A very accomplished small animal vet in a nearby town.
(d) A dangerously incompetent veterinarian nearby.

13. What does Harold Ingledew do that keeps his neighbors awake?
(a) Sing loudly when he's drunk.
(b) None of the above.
(c) Keeps his lambing pens near his neighbors house.
(d) Do his repair work at night on full moons.

14. Why does Herbert not have a mother?
(a) She died giving birth.
(b) She rejected him at birth.
(c) His mother is sickly and the farmer removed him.
(d) None of the above.

15. What was especially difficult about Herriot's purchase at the auction house?
(a) Figuring out how to set it up.
(b) Explaining to Helen what he had purchased.
(c) Transporting it to his car.
(d) None of the above.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following could be used to describe Granville Bennett?

2. Why does Herriot end up officiating at the Darrowby show?

3. What causes a cloud to darken Herriot's day a the Darrowby show?

4. What takes Herriot to the Alderson homestead in chapter seven?

5. What do Helen and Herriot need that he is designated to pick up at house sales?

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