Short Essay Questions Key
1. What is the dog doing at the beginning of Chapter 1?
At the beginning of Chapter 1, the dog is wandering around the city begging and foraging for food in alleyways. A cook sees the dog in an alley and throws boiling water on him. The dog is in pain, cold, and very hungry.
2. What does the dog observe about a typist in Chapter 1?
In Chapter 1 the dog observes a ninth-grade typist. He can see that her lover is taking advantage of her and buys her off with pairs of Persian cotton stockings.
3. What does the dog note about the food people eat?
In Chapter 1 the dog notes that people are eating very poorly these days. He thinks that the food they are eating is food fit for dogs.
4. How does the dog judge people, and what does he decide about the sharply dressed gentleman?
The dog is said not to judge people by their appearance but by their eyes. After looking at the sharply dressed gentleman, the dog believes that he eats well, doesn't steal, and that he won't kick dogs.
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