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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. Why does Mr. Dacre's bull pin Herriot against the boards?
2. What does Herriot think is wrong with Toby, the cocker spaniel?
3. Why did it take so long for Herriot and Granville to reach the bar?
4. What do the Kirby's do that Mr. Brown does not?
5. How does Herriot usually catch Mrs. Bond's cats?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens to Frank Metcalf and his new byre?
2. Describe the Dimmock family.
3. After Herriot and Granville attend the lecture, why is it challenging to return home?
4. Explain the relationship between Marmaduke "Duke" Skelton and Ewan Ross.
5. Why is Herriot suddenly worried about money in chapter 41?
6. Describe Tristan's behavior while delivering a calf.
7. How does Herriot's attitude about the English farmer change over the course of chapter twenty? Why does it change?
8. Why does Roland Partridge decide to postpone as long as possible the surgery that Herriot recommends fro his little dog Percy? What possible affect did this delay have?
9. How does Carmondy's "hands on" experience on cases go? Give examples of what happens.
10. When does Herriot see Carmondy again? What happens?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 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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