Short Essay Questions Key
1. What is the Lindbergh kidnapping?
The Lindbergh kidnapping is a famous crime from the early part of the century that was, at the time, dubbed the trial of the century.
2. What is the difference between what the trial of the Lindbergh kidnapping centered on and what the story at the beginning of the book centers on?
The trial centered on the accused kidnapper, Bruno Richard Hauptmann, while the story at the beginning of the book claims that a boy, twelve years old, committed the crime.
3. What has happened to the claims, over the years, that Hauptmann wasn't the real kidnapper in the Lindbergh kidnapping?
Over the years, many people have claimed that Hauptmann wasn't the real kidnapper in the Lindbergh kidnapping; however, there has never been any evidence produced to show otherwise.
4. What does the introduction of the Lindbergh kidnapping at the beginning of the book suggest?
The use of the Lindbergh kidnapping at the beginning of the book suggests that the story of the book will center around the kidnapping of a child.
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