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, "As a Kid I was the Youngest"
1. How did age affect Kurt's upbringing?
2. What era did Kurt grow up in?
3. What was important to Kurt while he was growing up?
4. What does Kurt make jokes about? What can he not make jokes about?
5. What does Kurt say humor is a response to?
6. What was Kurt's experience with Dresden?
Short Essay Question - Chapter 2, "Do You Know What A Twerp Is?"
7. According to Kurt,...
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