Short Essay Answer Key
1. Explain why Dave is so anxious about finishing the dishes on time in Chapter 1, The Rescue.
Dave is anxious because if he doesn't finish the dishes on time, he won't get, any food and he did not eat the night before.
2. Discuss why Dave does not mind having to run to school.
Dave doesn't mind running to school, because he can then get there early enough to steal food from the lunch bags of his classmates.
3. Describe the lunch Dave has been taking to school for the past three years in Chapter 1, The Rescue.
For the past three years, Dave has taken two peanut butter sandwiches and a few carrot sticks for lunch.
4. Describe the condition of Dave's mother on a typical day in Chapter 1, The Rescue.
On a typical day, Dave's mother has swollen, red eyes, frazzled hair,...
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