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 - Prologue
1. Why is the narrator unreliable?
2. What does the narrator repeat over and over in the Prologue, and why?
3. Why does the narrator say he ruined Candy's life?
4. What happens to the narrator during the drought?
5. How does the narrator trick his friends after seeing Dirty Julie?
6. What happens when the narrator's friends confront Dirty Julie about her tainted stash?
Short Essay Question - Part 1, Invincibility, Chapters 1-3
7. What do Candy, Lex and the narrator...
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