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 do Frank's cows get sick?

2. How does Herriot usually catch Mrs. Bond's cats?

3. Mr. Ross is upset and wants to leave the Thwaite farm when he hears what news?

4. Why didn't Herriot refuse the refills of whiskey and food?

5. What takes an inordinate amount of time with Miss Dunn's pig?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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?

4. Describe the Dimmock family.

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

6. Why is Herriot suddenly worried about money in chapter 41?

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

9. When Herriot goes to the lecture with Granville Bennett, what do they miss and what do they arrive just in time for?

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

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

Write an essay about epilepsy.

Part 1. What is epilepsy? What causes it and what does it look like?

Part 2. What are the historical interpretations and reactions to epilepsy?

Part 3. What management and cures are available for epilepsy?

Part 4. What is the appropriate response to a seizure?

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay about brucellosis.

Part 1. What is the history of our understanding of brucellosis? What are some of the names it picked up along the way and why?

Part 2.What is brucellosis and how does it affect people or animals?

Part 3. What are the steps to prevent or cure brucellosis?

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