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 - Introduction, Chapters 1-2, Hold Fast to Your Children: Death in Hot Water, 'These Animals Are Not Real': The Myth That Can Kill You!
1. Why is Yellowstone National Park fascinating for many visitors?
2. Describe the author of this book. How does this background information on the author reveal about his reasons for writing this book?
3. Why did many of the deaths described in this book take place?
4. How does the author treat the deaths in this book? Why does he treat them in this way?
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