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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 kind of animal did Miss Grantley own many of?
2. What was the first sickness that Herriot attended to while on the ship with the sheep?
3. What fell on Herriot at the beginning of the book?
4. Where was Josh when he usually provided bad services?
5. What did Herriot do when he saw that the farmer at the beginning of the book had not fulfilled his promise?
Short Essay Questions
1. What surprised Herriot about the food on the ship to Russia?
2. How did Siegfried find out that the car salesman had lied to him?
3. What did Herriot say would have happened had he been present for the actual delivery of his daughter, and why is this so ironic?
4. Who was Amber, and how did Herriot treat her?
5. Why did Herriot take a ship to Russia?
6. What did Herriot want to see most in Russia, and why?
7. What happened when Herriot and the ships captain tried to take a shortcut?
8. Who did Herriot give constant praise to on the ship, and why?
9. What had changed about his profession when Herriot returned from the military?
10. Why did Herriot not get paid for helping the man in Chapter 2?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Many different people in this book were persuaded to do things that they would not have done of their own accord. What are some of these instances, and how did persuasion affect these people and their relationships with Herriot?
Essay Topic 2
Herriot talked a lot about the advancements happening in his career at the time of this book. What were some of these advancements, and how did they enhance Herriot's career?
Essay Topic 3
How did Walt change Herriot's opinion of him, and what did this say about his feelings towards his animal?
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