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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 racehorse owner who doesn't trust Herriot to treat his horses and wants Farnon instead?
2. What kind of horse is it that James has to treat for the racehorse trainer?
3. What does Herriot consider his Bible during his early veterinarian practice?
4. What is the name of the man who comes to pick up Mr. Dakin's cow for the fatstock market?
5. What is Hulton constantly fiddling with?
Short Essay Questions
1. Tell the story of Oscar, the cat, briefly.
2. What happens when James discovers a vesicle on the teat of one of the Bailey's cows?
3. Why are Cedric the dog and Con Fenton such a perfect match?
4. Who is "the Butcher" and what does he do to James?
5. What lesson does James learn from Mr. Stokill?
6. Describe Mr. Barge and his occupation.
7. Who is Stewie Brannon and what does James do for him?
8. What is the cause of the continual deaths of young calves at Mr. Billing's farm?
9. What is James' relationship with the Ministry of Agriculture?
10. Who is Debbie and what is her fate?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
1) What problem did Cedric, Mrs. Rumney's dog have? Why did the dog and Con Fenton end up being a perfect match?
2) Describe Wesley Binks. What was his relationship with James at first and how did it change and why?
3) Tell about what happened when Tristan took over the cooking at Skeldale house for a week. What did he cook? What accident did he have?
Choose two of the topics to write on.
Essay Topic 2
1) Describe the lesson James learned when working for farmer Edwards in Shropshire. Describe the tasks he was asked to do for the farmer. What did he do that proved his worth as a veterinarian?
2) What are the men in the R.A.F. told never to forget having with them? Why?
3) Retell the story about the calf who had eaten too much fruit. Under what circumstances did James have to go on this call? What was the reaction
of the farmer when James had finished operating on the calf?
Choose one of the three topics to write on.
Essay Topic 3
1) Who was Mr. Barge? Describe him and what he did.
2) What is Soothitt? What is it supposed to do? What does it actually do in the book?
3) How is the farrowing pig finally calmed down? What does the dog, Coco, do that drives his owner crazy?
Choose two of the three topics to write on.
This section contains 2,354 words
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