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

2. Who did Herriot bring the animal to?

3. Where do Herriot and Helen go when they leave the Daffodil Ball?

4. Why do Herriot and Siegfried spend all night talking at the beginning of chapter 41?

5. How many cats does Mrs. Bond keep?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the byre that Frank Metcalf builds for his cows. How is it different from most local byres?

2. Explain the relationship between Marmaduke "Duke" Skelton and Ewan Ross.

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

4. How does Herriot feel after eating at the Horners? What lasting effect does it have on him?

5. Why does Herriot become upset with Kitson when he goes to deliver some lambs for him?

6. What does Ted Buckle do to calm Herriot down and to get the bull back in his box?

7. Explain why Herriot thought it might be a good idea to sedate Penny to cure her gastroenteritis, and where he got that idea.

8. What happens to Frank Metcalf and his new byre?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

The series of books by James Herriot are titled after and Anglican hymn called "All Things Bright and Beautiful."

Part 1. Provide a brief biography of Cecil Frances Alexander and her religious works.

Part 2. Discuss verse 3 and why it is not currently included in the hymn. What social structure did Cecil Frances Alexander belong to that would inspire such a verse?

Part 3. What are the possible sources of inspiration for the hymn? What do you think is likely?

Essay Topic 3

In All Things Bright and Beautiful we hear about the draft horse being replaced by a tractor and see a vision of agricultural business as it was in the early 1900s. Farming has changed significantly in more ways than just the tractor since then.

Part 1. What are some of the major changes that agriculture has undergone over the last century?

Part 2. What are the effects of these changes? Include a discussion of social and economic effects as well as the effects on the land and the goods produced.

Part 3. Has there been a change in the trends in agriculture over the last decade? What are they and what direction are they headed?

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