Short Essay Questions
The 60 short essay questions listed in this section require a one to two sentence answer. They ask students to demonstrate a deeper understanding of the text. Students must describe what they've read, rather than just recall it.
Short Essay Question - Prologue and Chapters 1-2
1. Who does the unnamed narrator say this story is about? Why does he preface this by telling the reader all about Missy Ryan?
2. Why does Miles insist that he is not a smoker? Who calls him a smoker?
3. How did Miles come to have a case file on the death of his wife? What does he do with it?
4. Why does Miles think he is not the type of man who can be alone? What is it Miles misses most about being...
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