Among the Hidden Short Essay - Answer Key

Margaret Haddix
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Short Essay Questions Key

1. How does the author grab the reader's attention right away at the beginning of the book?

The book opens in a disquieting tone. The author grabs the reader's attention right away by sounding a note of disharmony in an otherwise peaceful scene. Luke is playing in the sunshine in the woods, everything is serene and peaceful, which is dispelled when the reader realizes that Luke is enjoying his last breath of fresh air.

2. Why is Luke afraid he will never be allowed outside again?

Luke is afraid he will never be allowed outside again because his parents sold the woods next to their house. New houses for Government workers and other city folks are going to be going in the place of the woods.

3. Why does Luke's father get angry with him in Chapter 1?

Luke's father gets angry with Luke for asking if he'll be able to look out the windows once people move into the new houses that will be built where the woods now stand. Luke's father tells him he must stay away from the windows all the time.

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