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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. What is the name of the dog adopted by the poor boy who plays pranks on James?

2. Who is Charlie?

3. What is the only thing James can see when he's marching through the thick London fog?

4. How much does the operation on the shepherd's dog cost?

5. How long have James and Helen been married at the beginning of the book?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the incident James dreams about when first in London with the RAF.

2. Who is Debbie and what is her fate?

3. What problems does James encounter when is must inspect the dogs at the Greyhound racetrack?

4. Why are Cedric the dog and Con Fenton such a perfect match?

5. Describe Flight Sergeant Blackett and what surprises James about him.

6. Describe Mr. Grover, Herriot's dentist in Darrowby and Hector McDarroch the dentist James went to as a child in Glasgow.

7. What is the biggest problem James encounters during his stay in Hensfield?

8. What are some thing Wesley Binks does to torment James?

9. What was wrong with the dog in the car that waved James down when he was on his way home from castrating pigs and how does James handle the problem?

10. What lesson does James learn from Mr. Stokill?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

1) Describe foot and mouth disease. Why was it so feared? Which one of the farmers in the book had animals that got the disease?

2) Why did James think the Mrs. Bailey;s cow had foot and mouth disease? What did the cow actually have? How did it get the condition?

3) Who is Mr. Daggett? Did you like the character. Why? or Why not?

Choose two of the topics to write on.

Essay Topic 2

1) After reading ALL THINGS WISE AND WONDERFUL, studying it and discussing it, would you like to read Herriot's other books in the same series? Why? Give reasons for decision. Why not? Explain why you wouldn't like to read any other books by Herriot.

2) Of the three veterinarians in the book, which one was your favorite? Explain why?

3) Has reading the book changed your attitude about animals? Veterinarians? The British? If so, explain why and how.

Choose two of the topics to write on.

Essay Topic 3

1) Whose practice did James take over in Hensfield? Describe the difference between the veterinary practice in Hensfield with the one at Skeldale house.

2) What happened to Kim, the Golden Retriever? Who were his owners? Was James successful in helping him?

3) Describe James' experience at the Greyhound Racetract in Hensfleld.

Choose two of the three topics to write on.

(see the answer keys)

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