Elijah of Buxton Short Essay - Answer Key

Christopher Paul Curtis
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Short Essay Questions Key

1. What is Elijah afraid of? For what reason?

Elijah is afraid of snakes, partly because the preacher told him that one bite from a snake is horribly painful.

2. Why do Elijah and his friend, Cooter, begin tracking a snake one afternoon?

Elijah and Cooter begin tracking a snake one afternoon because Cooter wants to solve a mystery, but he does not know that the tracks are those of a dangerous snake.

3. What do Cooter and Elijah hide in the knitting belonging to Elijah's mother?

Cooter and Elijah hide a toady frog in the knitting belonging to Elijah's mother because they want to frighten her and she is afraid of toady frogs.

4. Who is Frederick Douglass?

Frederick Douglass is a famous abolitionist who once visited Buxton to celebrate the birth of the first child born in freedom there.

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