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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. Which of the following best describes Zoe, Granville's wife?

2. How do Herbert and the ewe end up together?

3. What does Herriot get caught picking up at the surgery?

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

5. Why are Herriot and Tristan reluctant to fully diagnose Clancy?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe how the calving goes at the Bamfords.

3. What is the Darrowby show that Herriot goes to officiate at?

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

5. Describe Granville Bennett.

6. How did the shift from plow horses to tractors affect the veterinary education and practice?

7. How does a cap play into the story of Mr. Crump and the Bamfords?

8. Explain the solution Herriot finds for Mr. Pickersgill and his cow.

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

10. Explain Tristan's role in sightings of the monk.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

In many of the stories in "All Things Bright and Beautiful," there is a major challenge handling the animal enough to treat it medically. For example in chapter eighteen Herriot nearly gets severely injured by the bull Monty.

Part 1. What is the responsibility of the person who has decided to make veterinary practice their livelihood to be able to handle dangerous animals?

Part 2. What is the responsibility of the owner of the animal to make sure the veterinarian can safely and easily treat their animal?

Part 3. Is the care of livestock and farm animals it different than for household pets? Why or why not?

Part 4. If an accident were to occur resulting in injury, who is responsible?

Part 5. What other service people put their lives or well being at risk to do their jobs if someone else is ill-prepared? Should they have to?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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