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 the name of the student who goes with James on his rounds?

2. What is the name of Mr. Rington's dog?

3. With what two friends did James go camping every weekend from Easter to October as a boy?

4. What is the name of the wife of the vet who always get James drunk?

5. Who is Herriot's flying instructor?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe James' first solo flight.

2. Who is Judy and what is extraordinary about her?

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

4. Describe Paul Cotterell and his dog and what happens to them.

5. What is the incident involving Mr. Moverley's expensive Ayreshire cow?

6. Describe Mr. Barge and his occupation.

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

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

9. Describe Mr. Mount and his relationship with Tristan.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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.

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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