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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. After chastising Herriot and Tristan, how successful is Siegfried at examining Clancy?

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

3. Why does Herbert not have a mother?

4. What reception does Herriot receive from the lady and her poodle?

5. What happens when Herriot injects the cow?

Short Essay Questions

1. At the Darrowby show, what parameters does Herriot decide to use to judge the family pet competition? Why?

2. What procedure does Granville Bennett do on Dinah? How does it go? Why didn't Herriot want to do it?

3. Describe how the calving goes at the Bamfords.

4. Explain what happened when Herriot tried to draw blood from the fully mature Monty.

5. In chapter one, Herriot greatly appreciates a benefit of his wife and married life. What is it?

6. Describe what happens with the dog and Rob Benson's sheep. What does the farmer believe has happened? What does Herriot find out when he is called out?

7. Describe the rapport that Herriot has with Helen's father when he goes out to the Grange for Sunday tea.

8. Explain why each of the vets battled with their conscience after seeing Clancy.

9. At the end of chapter thirteen, Herriot gives us a glimpse what the Darby household is like twenty years later. How are the Darbys doing twenty years later?

10. Describe Granville Bennett.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Tristan plays a prank on the town by taking a local legend and recreating a character from it as a ghost. Investigate your own area's past to find interesting local legends.

Part 1. Summarize the legend that existed near his town and what Tristan did as a joke.

Part 2. Research your area and find either local history or legend to find events of a similar nature.

Part 3. What did you discover about the past of your area that you did not previously know? What kind of people lived there? Are there characters from the past that would lend themselves to a prank such as Tristans? How aware of the past are the people in your community?

Essay Topic 2

In chapter three, many of the events are caused by an unknown Alsatian dog that was in the area with its owners. Apparently the dog chased the sheep. Even though the no harm was apparent immediately, it still resulted in much stress and financial loss for the farmer. Write an essay about the responsibility of dog owners, as well as appropriate behavior regarding the livestock or crops of farmers and ranchers.

Part 1. Explain your own situation. Do you live in a rural area or an urban one? Do you come into contact with commercial crops or livestock? If so, what traditions are in place regarding them?

Part 2. Retell the story of the dog and Benson's sheep. What possibilities were open to the people to have avoided this? What should they have done after it happened?

Part 3. In many areas, the crops or animals are accessible from roads. How should the passerby treat these? Are vineyards okay to walk through? Are apple orchards okay to picnic in? Ride dirt bikes in? Cows okay to pet? Feed? Using the example of Benson's sheep, the people saw no harm done at the time. Even if they were concerned about the damage their dog could have caused, the damage was unnoticeable at the time. How should this possibility affect the passerby's treatment of the commercial crops or livestock?

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay about canine distemper.

Part 1. What is canine distemper? What is it similar to?

Part 2. Who is at risk for canine distemper? How is it transmitted?

Part 3. What are the symptoms and diagnosis procedure for canine distemper?

Part 4. What prevention and cure is available for canine distemper?

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