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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. In chapter 39, what trait of Helen's does Herriot discuss?

2. What does Herriot go to see Boris for?

3. What was wrong with Mr. Thwaite's cow?

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

5. Why was Roland Partridge considered an unlikely character in Darrowby?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 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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