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. How does Charlotte feel about the scene she sees at the docks?
2. What happens when Charlotte asks Mr. Grummage what her captain's name is?
3. What is the most unique part of the ship to Charlotte as she looks at it while waiting for Mr. Grummage?
4. What is Charlotte's reaction when she hears that the other two families she was to travel with have canceled their voyages?
Short Essay Question - Chapter 2
5. Who greets Charlotte on the ship and what does he say to...
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