Short Essay Answer Key
1. Why does Socrates go out into the alleyway?
Socrates Fortlow, goes outside into the alley beside his home. He is investigating why Billy, an old rooster Socrates considers his friend, has not crowed that morning.
2. Where does Socrates find Billy?
Socrates finds a boy, Darryl, standing in the alley with a cardboard box. He tries to run when Socrates confronts him, but Socrates stops him. Inside of the box is a dead bird named Billy.
3. What does Socrates force Darryl to do with Billy?
Why was Socrates in prison?
Darryl asks Socrates why he was prison. Socrates says he was put away for killing a man and raping his girl.
What are Socrates and his friends discussing in his house?
Right Burke, Stony Wile, Howard Shakur and Markham Peal are all sitting in Socrates house, talking about how Howard's daughter, Winnie, saw a boy called Petis stab...
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