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. What is erecting eight sheaves of corn without them falling down called?

2. Where is Paul Cotterell from?

3. What is the name of the farmer who had a sick six-month-old calf?

4. What is the name of the horse that has a serious case of canker?

5. What is the name of the son in the family whose members all talk at the same time?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What are the names of the two dogs who are inseparable friends, what are their breeds and what happens to them?

3. Who is Granville Bennett and why does James dread coming together with him?

4. Describe James' first solo flight.

5. What happens to the little stray dog that James and Siegfried observe begging in the marketplace?

6. What happens when David, a student considering becoming a veterinarian, goes on rounds with James?

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

8. What is stooking?

9. After finding it difficult and extremely strenuous working for farmer Edwards, what does James do to prove his true worth?

10. Describe Mr. Barge and his occupation.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

1) Describe Mrs. Ainsworth, the woman James visits on two Christmas days. What pets does she own? What is the story of Debbie and Buster?

2) What phenomenon does James experience during the last weeks of Helen's pregnancy? How far away from Darrowby is he stationed? How does he break the military rules?

3) Describe James's visit to Mr. Beamish, the race horse trainer. How happens during the visit? How does James change Beamish's opinion of him?

Write on two of the three topics.

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) After reading ALL THINGS WISE AND WONDERFUL, studying it and discussing it, would you like to read Herriot's other books in the same series? Why? Give reasons for decision. Why not? Explain why you wouldn't like to read any other books by Herriot.

2) Of the three veterinarians in the book, which one was your favorite? Explain why?

3) Has reading the book changed your attitude about animals? Veterinarians? The British? If so, explain why and how.

Choose two of the topics to write on.

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