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. Describe what Charles remembers about Lucas from four years ago
2. Why do you think Charles does not argue with Lucas when he pulls him from the water, even though he wants to?
3. Describe Lucas's appearance.
4. Do you think it was unusual for a black man to invite a white boy back to his cabin?
5. In what way does Charles think Lucas is different?
6. Describe the painting in Lucas's cabin.
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