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 - Chapter 1
1. What is the first journal entry in the book and by whom is it written?
2. What does Catherine tell about her life as she begins her journal?
3. What spooky story does Mr. Hall tell that foreshadows events in the woods?
4. How do Mr. Hall and Uncle Jack differ on their opinions of runaway slaves?
Short Essay Question - Chapter 2
5. How do Cassie and Asa react to Catherine's spotting of an apparition?
6. What news does Sophy tell her friends...
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