Short Essay Questions Key
1. How would you describe Herriot?
He is a young veterinarian, straight out of school. He is from the city but has started a job in a very rural farm community. He is very committed but not real sure of himself.
2. How would you describe Dr. Farnon?
An older veterinarian who has a pleasant personality. He is disorganized and becomes frustrated easily. He is a committed veterinarian and is well thought of in the community.
3. In Chapter 5, Herriot has to make a difficult decision; how does the character Soames make the decision more difficult?
Herriot has to make the decision to put down a horse. The horse is in extreme pain and cannot be saved. Soames does not agree with Herriot's diagnosis and thinks the horse can be saved.
4. In Chapter 6 what does Dr. Farnon do in support of Herriot?
Dr. Farnon goes out to the farm where the horse was put down and performs an autopsy. He confirms Herriot's diagnosis to the farmer.
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