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 - Chapters 1 and 2
1. What do Luis's early memories reveal about his feelings toward his father?
2. How did Luis's family end up settling in Los Angeles?
3. What was Luis's family's neighborhood and house like in Los Angeles?
4. Why did Rano pick on his brother?
5. Why did Luis break his toys at Christmas?
6. How does Luis describe his mother at the beginning of the book?
7. What happens when Luis's father gets a better job?
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