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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What job is James given when he works in the stores?
2. How many hours of instruction does James have before he is sent up for his first solo flight?
3. What is the name of the student who goes with James on his rounds?
4. What is erecting eight sheaves of corn without them falling down called?
5. What condition did James have all his life that gives him a secret fear in the RAF?
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) 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.
Essay Topic 3
1) What menial work does James have to do when he is grounded? What makes it particularly frustrating?
2) Who was Roddy Travers? What did he do for a living? What was strange about his dog?
3) Describe Mr. Duggleby. What animal did he raise and why? What did he constantly talk about?
Choose two of the topics to write on.
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