All Things Wise and Wonderful Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. Who finally calms the sow down so that she'll suckle her 15 piglets?

2. Where are the two childhood camping chums now while James is in the RAF in Shropshire?

3. What is the name of the pharmaceutical representative who regularly called on Siegfried and James?

4. What kind of bullock does Herriot treat in Chapter 23?

5. The date 1666 is carved in stone above the front door of the farm. What happened on that date that the student remembers?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Siegfried chastise James about regarding an old-age pensioner and why does it turn our to be a paradox?

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

4. Describe Mr. Barge and his occupation.

5. Describe James' first solo flight.

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

7. Who are Andrew Vine and Digger and what happens to them?

8. What is James' relationship with the Ministry of Agriculture?

9. What does James remember from his childhood about how he spent every weekend from Easter to October?

10. Describe Elijah Wenworth and the situation with his bull.

Essay Topics

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) 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 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.

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