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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 breed is Mr. Bartles' dog?

2. What is the name of the woman in the next room to Helen who also just gave birth?

3. What is the name of the old shepherd's dog who lay under the table at The Fox and Hounds?

4. How much does the Herriot baby weigh when he's born?

5. What are the names of the couple whose Golden Retriever is run over by a car?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the two incidents that happen when Herriot is castrating pigs?

2. Describe the incident James dreams about when first in London with the RAF.

3. Describe Mrs. Rumney.

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

5. Describe the awful night that James was called out to treat a calf with a stomach upset while he's fighting off a cold.

6. What happens on the evening when Siegfried tells Tristan to stay at Skeldale house all evening?

7. When James graduates from AC2 what does he become and how do his wages change?

8. Describe James' visit to the Blackburn cow farm.

9. What new product does Mr. Barge sell to Siegfried and James and what is it supposed to do?

10. Who is Roddy Travers?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

1) Describe Paul Cotterel and his dog, Theo. What happens to both of them and why does it weigh so heavily on James?

2) Describe Andrew Vine and his dog, Digger. What happens to both of them and how does James help the situation?

3) Describe what happens when James takes a young student interested in becoming a vet on his rounds with him? Why is James chagrined?

Choose two of the topics to write on.

Essay Topic 2

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 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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