Short Essay Questions Key
1. How does Cathy react when she learns her mother is having a baby in Chapter 1?
When her mother tells her she is having a baby in Chapter 1, Cathy she becomes upset because she thinks that her parents might love her less if they have another child.
2. How does the Dollanganger children's father die in the book?
The Dollanganger children's father dies after driving home to celebrate his 36th birthday and getting into a fatal car wreck.
3. What does the Dollanganger children's mother do at her husband's desk just after his death?
After the Dollanganger children's father dies, their mother sits at his desk and pours over all the family bills and also rewrites a letter over and over.
4. What does the Dollanganger children's mother tell them about her father in Chapter 1?
In Chapter 1, the Dollanganger children's mother tells them that her father is a wealthy man and he disowned her many years ago, but that they do not have any money and must go to her childhood home and see him so that he might put her in his will.
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