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 - Chapters 1 - 5
1. Describe the situation in the mining area in the opening of Chapter 1.
2. Why does Rod take the Mary Anne?
3. How are the mining men rescued and what kind of blasts do they use and why?
4. Where is Frank Lemmler during the blast at the mine?
Short Essay Question - Chapters 6 - 10
5. Why does Frank die in Chapter 6?
6. How does Rod meet Teresa?
7. What does Manfred offer Rod in...
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