Short Essay Questions Key
1. Why is Jerry worried about his new home and what does Bud do to help?
Jerry is worried because his new home has girls, not boys. Bud tries to reassure him that it will be easy going and a fun place to live.
2. Why does Bud think six is an important age for children?
Bud believes six is important because a child is no longer a cute little kid and people begin talking as adults and assuming the child understands.
3. What does Bud dream about and what does this dream cause him to worry about?
Bud dreams about losing his teeth and worries about it really happening. This dream leads him to worry about losing another of his appendages.
4. What happens to Bud's mother after she becomes angered over one of the blue flyers he carries as a prized possession?
After Bud's mother becomes angered over one of the blue flyers he carries as a prized possession, Bud finds her lying on the floor. It is assumed she is dead.
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