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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 did Hulton always count on his foreman to do for him?

2. Which dog is the only dog in Darrowby to survive strychnine poisoning?

3. What does Mrs. Ainsworth name the little kitten brought to her by the dying mother cat on Christmas Day?

4. What noble title does William Hulton bear?

5. What is the name of Mr. Dakin's old cow who returns home to her stall?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How far away is Darrowby from Scarsborough where James is and what does that tempt him to do. Describe briefly what he does.

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

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

5. Describe Mrs. Beck.

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

7. 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?

8. Describe Mrs. Rumney.

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

1) Describe what happens when there is a rash of strychnine poisonings in Darrowby. Mention a dog or two who are poisoned. Which dog is the only dog to survive being poisoned? Do they catch the perpetrator?

2) Describe Mrs Beck. Describe why James and Tristan are annoyed with her. Describe her cat, Georgina and what she has to have done to her.

3) Who is Mr. Gilby? Describe him. What happens to him that makes him embarrassed?

Choose two of the three topics to write on.

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