All Things Bright and Beautiful Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 does Herriot tell Mrs. Chapman as he leaves her house the night of the Daffodil Ball?

2. Despite his good lineage, why can't Gyp's owner breed Gyp?

3. What did Herriot like most about having students shadow him?

4. How late is Herriot by the end of the afternoon?

5. How was Mr. Bentley acting strangely?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Tristan's behavior while delivering a calf.

2. Explain why Gyp, the epileptic sheep dog barks for once in his life at the sheep dog trials.

3. In what way is Herriot's work personality different from Ewan Ross's?

4. Explain what upset Herriot when he goes to trim Mrs. Tompkin's budgie's beak. What does he do about it?

5. How does Herriot's attitude about the English farmer change over the course of chapter twenty? Why does it change?

6. After Herriot and Granville attend the lecture, why is it challenging to return home?

7. Explain why all the town dogs were attracted to Percy, the little dog with the tumor.

8. What difficulty does Herriot have diagnosing Toby, the cocker spaniel that the Dimmocks bring him to see? How does he finally manage to discover what is wrong?

9. Mr. Bentley arrives at the surgery to ask Herriot to come out and see his cow the next day. What is he doing that is odd and why?

10. When Herriot is on a schedule and must return to the clinic, what is Herriot doing at Ted Buckle's, and what happens that makes him sure he'll be late?

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

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 3

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?

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