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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 do Helen and Herriot need that he is designated to pick up at house sales?
2. How easy does Herriot find it to diagnose the second batch of Darby cattle?
3. Which of the following could be used to describe Granville Bennett?
4. What two animals does Herriot treat or diagnose at the Darrowby show?
5. What happened to Badger?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Herriot find so difficult and horrifying about treating the cows for husk at the Darby farm?
2. Explain the solution Herriot finds for Mr. Pickersgill and his cow.
3. Explain why each of the vets battled with their conscience after seeing Clancy.
4. Describe Granville Bennett.
5. How good is Herriot at buying furniture at house sales for the apartment? Explain your answer.
6. Explain what happened when Herriot tried to draw blood from the fully mature Monty.
7. Describe how the calving goes at the Bamfords.
8. How does a cap play into the story of Mr. Crump and the Bamfords?
9. Explain Tristan's role in sightings of the monk.
10. 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?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay about brucellosis.
Part 1. What is the history of our understanding of brucellosis? What are some of the names it picked up along the way and why?
Part 2.What is brucellosis and how does it affect people or animals?
Part 3. What are the steps to prevent or cure brucellosis?
Essay Topic 2
Many things can go wrong in the reproductive cycles of livestock, especially in the time surrounding birth.
Part 1. What are some of the things that can go wrong during the birth of an animal?
Part 2. What are the signs that something is going wrong?
Part 3. What happens if left untreated and what can be done to fix the problem?
Part 4. How has the treatment for these problems changed or stayed the same since Herriot's time?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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