All Things Bright and Beautiful Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Herriot think might have caused Kitson's dying ewe to recover?

2. What did the A.A man say to Herriot?

3. Why does the disease have such serious ramifications for Frank?

4. How many cats does Mrs. Bond keep?

5. What characteristic caused Colonel Bosworth to treat his animals so well?

Essay 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 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

Write an essay about breeds and selective breeding.

Part 1. Why do we create specific breeds of animals or plants?

Part 2. What do we do to create those breeds? What are some practices in selective breeding?

Part 3. Give some examples of plants or animals that have modified and bred to suit a specific purpose. What traits were selected for and which ones were lost?

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