Short Essay Questions Key
1. Why does the narrator in the Introduction say you might call this novel a ghost story?
The narrator suggests this book might be called a ghost story because the novel is about a man who spends the day with his mother even though she died eight years before the novel begins.
2. Why does the narrator say the story belongs to Chick Benetto?
The story belongs to Chick Benetto because the actions that are about to unfold in the novel are things that happened to him personally.
3. Who tells the narrator about Chick Benetto?
The narrator learns about Chick Benetto from an old man mowing the grass on a baseball field.
4. What game does the narrator learn that Chick Benetto once played as a professional player?
The narrator learns Chick Benetto was a professional baseball player. However, the narrator was already aware of this because of the narrator's own career as a sports writer.
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