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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. How do Herbert and the ewe end up together?

2. What is wrong with the cow that Herriot and Helen's father go to treat?

3. What delightful occurrence makes Herriot forget his discomfort while out for a moment in chapter one?

4. What does Mr. Pickersgill want to try on his cow to cure the mastitis?

5. Why did Harry say that Monty was ungrateful?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Describe what happens when Herriot treats the cow at the Darrowby show. What is wrong with the cow? What happens to Herriot while he treats it?

4. Describe the process Herriot goes through to diagnose the second batch of cows at the Darby farm.

5. 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?

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

7. How does the day at the Darrowby show differ from the "pleasant day out" he expected it to be?

8. Describe Mr. Ingledew's singing.

9. What does Herriot find so difficult and horrifying about treating the cows for husk at the Darby farm?

10. Describe Herriot's visit to the Ingledew farm in chapter one.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay about sheep dogs and sheep dog trials.

Part 1. Explain the roles of livestock guardian dogs and herding dogs.

Part 2. What breeds have traditionally been used for each? Why are they appropriate.

Part 3. Explain the training involved in herding dogs and the competitions such as sheep dog trials that measure it.

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 euthanasia.

Part 1. What is euthanasia? What are the different kinds of euthanasia?

Part 2.What criteria might you use in deciding when to euthanize a pet?

Part 3. What are the primary issues in the debate surrounding the morality of euthanasia in people?

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