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

2. What happened to Richard Carmondy on a call with Herriot?

3. What has Gyp never done in his life?

4. What does Walt Bennett do that angers Siegfried?

5. As Penny, the poodle with gastroenteritis, get worse and worse, what does Herriot suspect is keeping her from getting better?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. 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?

5. What call do Herriot and Helen go on when they leave the Daffodil Ball? What happens there?

6. Explain why all the town dogs were attracted to Percy, the little dog with the tumor.

7. Describe the Dimmock family.

8. Explain why Gyp, the epileptic sheep dog barks for once in his life at the sheep dog trials.

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

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

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

Tristan plays a prank on the town by taking a local legend and recreating a character from it as a ghost. Investigate your own area's past to find interesting local legends.

Part 1. Summarize the legend that existed near his town and what Tristan did as a joke.

Part 2. Research your area and find either local history or legend to find events of a similar nature.

Part 3. What did you discover about the past of your area that you did not previously know? What kind of people lived there? Are there characters from the past that would lend themselves to a prank such as Tristans? How aware of the past are the people in your community?

Essay Topic 3

In chapter three, many of the events are caused by an unknown Alsatian dog that was in the area with its owners. Apparently the dog chased the sheep. Even though the no harm was apparent immediately, it still resulted in much stress and financial loss for the farmer. Write an essay about the responsibility of dog owners, as well as appropriate behavior regarding the livestock or crops of farmers and ranchers.

Part 1. Explain your own situation. Do you live in a rural area or an urban one? Do you come into contact with commercial crops or livestock? If so, what traditions are in place regarding them?

Part 2. Retell the story of the dog and Benson's sheep. What possibilities were open to the people to have avoided this? What should they have done after it happened?

Part 3. In many areas, the crops or animals are accessible from roads. How should the passerby treat these? Are vineyards okay to walk through? Are apple orchards okay to picnic in? Ride dirt bikes in? Cows okay to pet? Feed? Using the example of Benson's sheep, the people saw no harm done at the time. Even if they were concerned about the damage their dog could have caused, the damage was unnoticeable at the time. How should this possibility affect the passerby's treatment of the commercial crops or livestock?

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