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
1. Why does the narrator in the Introduction say you might call this novel a ghost story?
2. Why does the narrator say the story belongs to Chick Benetto?
3. Who tells the narrator about Chick Benetto?
4. What game does the narrator learn that Chick Benetto once played as a professional player?
5. What question does the narrator pose at the end of the Introduction?
6. What did the narrator later find belonging to Chick Benetto that was used in writing this book?
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