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 - What The?
1. What ideas does Oskar Schell come up with in the beginning of What The?
2. How does Oskar Schell fare in his first jujitsu class?
3. Describe Oscar's interplay with Gerald Thompson in What The?
4. What happens to Oskar when he arrives home on September 11, 2001?
Short Essay Question - Why I'm Not Where You Are (5/21/63)
5. How does Thomas Schell Sr. speak after losing his voice?
6. How does Thomas Schell's silence affect his living situation?
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