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
1. Why does Lulu go to the post office?
2. Why does the reservation community have high hopes for Lipsha?
3. How is June Morrissey described?
4. Why does Lipsha dislike his job?
Short Essay Question - Chapter 2
5. How do Shawnee's parents act at the gathering?
6. How does Lipsha feel that Zelda impacts his life?
7. How is Lipsha's relationship with Lyman complicated?
8. How does Lipsha feel about Shawnee at the gathering?
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