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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. Who cured Mr. Bailes' cow of her ailment?

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

3. Who is the other AC2 member of the RAF who scared James while he was waiting to see the RAF dentist?

4. How does Herriot describe Helen's maternity dress?

5. What wakes up the RAF men each morning and at what time?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Stewie Brannon and what does James do for him?

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

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

4. What is the cause of the continual deaths of young calves at Mr. Billing's farm?

5. What experience does James have with Ralph Beamish the racehorse trainer?

6. Who is the owner of the Fox and Hounds? Describe the establishment.

7. Who is "the Butcher" and what does he do to James?

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

9. What is James' reaction at the sight of his newborn baby, what does he do and why is it funny?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

1) Tell about Oscar the cat. What was wrong with him. How did Tristan feel about him? Who became most attached to him?

2) Describe the peculiar and funny behavior of Oscar when he was living with Helen and James and also when he returned to his original owners.

3) Of the cats: Debbie, Buster, Georgina and Oscar who appear in the book, which one is your favorite. Explain why.

Choose two of the topics to write on.

Essay Topic 2

1) Describe what happens when Siegfried tells Tristan to stay home and study one evening. What else is Tristan supposed to do that evening for Siegfried? What happens? What part does Tristan's girlfriend Lydia play in the incident?

2) What happens to James that makes him identify with Mr. Potts and recall his experience with him?

3) Did you learn any lesson from the story of James and Mr. Potts? What was it?

Choose two of the topics to write on.

Essay Topic 3

1) Most of the book is comprised of flash backs and stories James recalls from his life in Darrowby. Do you think this is a good writing technique. Do you think James' memories of his life at Skeldale House and with Helen helped James to survive being in the military better? How? Do you

think that that might be a coping mechanism that POWs also use?

2) Of all the stories James tells in this book which one stands out to you as the funniest? Explain why.

3) Which of the stories in the book did you find the most moving or touching? Retell the story briefly and tell why you chose that one.

Choose two of the topics to write on.

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