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 - Chapter 1, The Longhair
1. What is in the trap that Francisco set a long time ago at the opening of the book?
2. Who had Francisco beaten in a race for good hunting and harvests, something which he looks upon fondly?
3. What happens when Abel comes off the bus when Francisco comes to pick him up?
4. As Abel stares out into the silent valley, what is the memory he recalls having shared with Vidal?
5. After Abel had his experience with the box canyon, what did he...
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