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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 housekeeper who takes care of James in the mill town where he is covering for Siegfried's friend?

2. When Herriot was 24 and new to the vet practice, whose bullock with a sore foot did he treat?

3. Who is the young urchin who constantly plays pranks on James?

4. What breed is Mr. Bartles' dog?

5. What kind of horse is it that James has to treat for the racehorse trainer?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Len Hampson and the situation with his pig.

2. When James is grounded in the R.A.F. what job do they give him?

3. What are the names of the two dogs who are inseparable friends, what are their breeds and what happens to them?

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

5. Why is does Tristan have to stay home all evening at Skeldale house?

6. What happens when David, a student considering becoming a veterinarian, goes on rounds with James?

7. Who is Kim and what happens to him?

8. What happens to the little stray dog that James and Siegfried observe begging in the marketplace?

9. Who is Judy and what is extraordinary about her?

10. Describe Mr. Mount and his relationship with Tristan.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

1) Tell the story of the little stray dog Siegfried and James see begging in the market place. What happens to the dog? What do Siegfried, James and the policeman do?

2) What does James hate to do and isn't good at doing which involves the Ministry of Agriculture. Explain what almost happens because of one of James's clerical errors.

3) Describe what happens on James' first solo flight.

Choose two of the topics to write on.

Essay Topic 2

1) Describe Mr. Grover the dentist and James' relationship with him. Where does he practice dentistry?

2) Describe Hector McDarroch the dentist and James' childhood experience with him. Where did he practice dentistry?

3) Describe "the butcher". What was James' experience with him. Where did he practice dentistry?

Choose two of the three topics to write about.

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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