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 - Story 1
1. Describe the three people the narrator first introduces to the reader at the beginning of Story 1. How does the narrator interact with these three people?
2. Define the literary element of foreshadowing. How is this literary element used in Story 1?
3. Analyze the family who picks up the hitchhiking narrator in Story 1. What are some characteristics of this family?
4. The most telling image is the one quoted in Story 1 that of the narrator being showered with human blood. What does being "showered with human blood" represent?
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