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 through 5
1. What does Yakov do for a living before being taken to America by Nadiya and Gregor? For what reason?
2. What does Gregor do to Uncle Misha after the boys leave the apartment?
3. What causes the accident that leads to Karen Terrio's brain injury?
4. What doctor becomes interested in Karen Terrio's organs? For what reason?
5. Why does Abby try so hard to impress Dr. Wettig while presenting her patient?
6. How does Nina Voss feel about...
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