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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. How many children does the policeman who adopts the stray dog have and what are their sexes?
2. Where does Mr. Beresford have to move to?
3. What physical problem does the bullock have?
4. What is the name of the farmer who had a sick six-month-old calf?
5. What farmer is James allotted to help in Shropshire?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who is Mr. Potts and what does James do for him?
2. Who is Granville Bennett and why does James dread coming together with him?
3. What's the name of Roddy's dog and what kind of emergency surgery does James perform on him?
4. Why is does Tristan have to stay home all evening at Skeldale house?
5. When James is grounded in the R.A.F. what job do they give him?
6. What is James' relationship with the Ministry of Agriculture?
7. Describe the awful night that James was called out to treat a calf with a stomach upset while he's fighting off a cold.
8. After finding it difficult and extremely strenuous working for farmer Edwards, what does James do to prove his true worth?
9. Describe Mr. Mount and his relationship with Tristan.
10. Describe Len Hampson and the situation with his pig.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
1) Describe the time James had to castrate some pigs. What did James do with the scalpel that made one of the men tell a joke and how did he injure himself with the scalpel?
2) Describe the circumstance where James was flagged down by a car on his way home and asked to help a family dog named Benny. What was wrong with Benny? Was James able to help him? Give some details of the story.
3) Who was Mr. Stokill, an old farmer James met when he was new to the vet practice. Describe Stokill . What did James learn from him? What happened in the story?
Choose two of the three to write about.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
1) Herriot mentions a number of times in his book his opinion of women. Do you remember his comments about women? Describe some of them. Did he regard women highly? Do you think he understood women? How close do you think he was to his wife? Explain why you think that.
2) Describe James Herriot's writing style. What did you like about the way he wrote his book? Are there any things about his writing style that you would criticize? What are they?
3) Of all the dogs you can remember from the book, which one was your favorite? Tell which one and why it was your favorite.
Choose two of the three topics to write on..
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