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 - Cross Creek and For This is an Enchanted Land
1. What parts of Cross Creek added to its beauty, as Rawlings recollected it in the opening chapter of the memoir?
2. What type of relationship did Rawlings have with Black Aunt Martha Mickens?
3. How did Rawlings come to live in Cross Creek?
4. Who were the Townsends, and what was Rawlings's relationship to them?
Short Essay Question - Taking Up the Slack and The Magnolia Tree
5. What type of relationship did Rawlings have with the Mickens family while...
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