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

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

3. What is the name of the racehorse owner who doesn't trust Herriot to treat his horses and wants Farnon instead?

4. How far away by bus is Herriot from his pregnant wife?

5. When James was reading Black's Veterinary Dictionary he was reminded about castrating what animals?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Shep Mr. Bailes' dog do when James comes that really annoys him and how does James finally handle it?

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

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

5. Describe Mr. Gilby, the farmer, and mention an embarrassing thing that happens to him.

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

7. Who are Albert Close and Mick and what is their story?

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

9. Who is Debbie and what is her fate?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

1) Who is Shep and how does he plague James? What does James do to get his revenge?

2) Describe James's reaction upon seeing his newborn son. What does he do and say that are funny to Helen and Nurse Brown?

3) Tell the story of old Albert Close and his dog Mick. Describe them both. What happens to Mick? What part does James play? What part do the men who frequent the Fox and Hounds play?

Choose two of the topics to write on.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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