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 Sinclair try to impress the neighborhood bully Franz Kromer?
2. How does Kromer bully Sinclair?
3. How does Sinclair's world change when he meets Kromer?
4. What are Sinclair's hopes and ambitions at the beginning of the story?
5. What are Sinclair's fears regarding Kromer and his family?
6. How are Sinclairs problems with Kromer affecting his mindset in chapter 1?
7. What stage has Sinclair reached in his life in chapter 1?
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