Short Essay Questions Key
1. How did the population of Mooreland, Indiana, stay at about three hundred?
The population of Mooreland, Indiana, stayed about three hundred because as people were born and died at about the same rate. The population stayed steady in this fashion for many years.
2. What was the only reason Melinda thought anyone would ever read a book about Mooreland, Indiana?
Melinda, Zippy's sister, did not believe anyone would read a book about Mooreland, Indiana, unless he was sick in a hospital with no television and the book about Mooreland was the only book left that candy striper had to offer.
3. What was unavailable to buy at the drugstore in Mooreland? What is the irony of this situation?
Drugs were unavailable to buy at the drugstore in Mooreland. It was the only drugstore in town, and yet the residents of Mooreland had no place to buy drugs.
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