Short Essay Questions Key
1. What has Jonathan survived and how does he feel about it?
Jonathan has survived four years of civil war. He feels lucky and very thankful for his survival.
2. What does the greeting "happy survival" signify?
When first meeting after the civil war, survivors greet each other with "happy survival." It represents that they now lived in peace. To Jonathan this means more than just survival, or peace, because he is very thankful that he and his family have survived the war.
3. Is Jonathan's bicycle important to him? Why or why not?
Yes, Jonathan's bicycle is important to him. This is represented by the fact that he counts it as a bonus, another miracle that his bicycle is intact, even though it is nothing compared to the miracle of his family's survival.
4. Who survives with Jonathan and what does he consider this to be?
Jonathan's wife and three of his kids survive the civil war with him. He considers this a miracle, that he and four of his family members survived the civil war.
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