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. When does the friendship begin between Benny and Eve?
2. How is Eve's character established early on in the novel?
3. Describe the hope and the reality about Benny's new dress for the party.
4. Detail what portends a future problem in the novel.
Short Essay Question - Chapter 2
5. Why are Benny and Eve in the Healy Hotel and what are they doing?
6. Describe the problem arising over Eve's future education.
7. Explain why Benny is an...
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