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
1. How does the author portray the village as being at war with itself in Chapter 1?
2. What does the reader know about Pa and Ma?
3. G. sees things in the night that disturb him. What does he see?
4. What does G. remember about his family origins?
5. How does the Foster family cope with the flood?
6. Why does G. feel guilty upon the death of his pigeon?
Short Essay Question - Chapter 2
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