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. Throughout the beginning of chapter 20, what sound is present?

2. What does Herriot go to see Boris for?

3. What odd tools did Mr. Ross require to fix the animal?

4. How does Mr. Wiggin use more of Herriot's time than Herriot feels is necessary?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. When does Herriot see Carmondy again? What happens?

4. Why is Miss Dooley distressed about her little dog Cindy? What is the root of the problem?

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

6. Explain why Mrs. Bond was displeased with Tristan.

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. Why was Herriot terrified after doing the tuberculin test on Mr. Dacre's bull?

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

10. How does Carmondy's "hands on" experience on cases go? Give examples of what happens.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The books by James Herriot are a window into the world of what life was like for a country veterinarian in Yorkshire in the early 1900s. How different is this from the experience of veterinarians today?

Part 1. What are some of the major things that have changed in veterinary practice since the time of "All Things Bright and Beautiful?"

Part 2. What parts of Herriot's experiences are still being experienced by veterinarians today? What has not changed?

Part 3. What do you think that the most challenging parts of being a vet is now? What was it then?

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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