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, A Boy and a Mountain
1. In what ways was Rudi's build different from that of most boys of the village?
2. Why did Rudi have to keep to the shadows while playing hooky from work?
3. Why did the people of Kurtal fear the Citadel?
4. What was Rudi's fear when he had heard the voice?
Short Essay Question - Chapter 2, A Boy and A Man
5. Who was Mr. Winter?
6. How did Rudi save Mr. Winter?
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