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 Up And About
1. Why does Dove dislike Johnny?
2. What Mrs. Lapham's responsibilities?
3. Why does Mr. Lapham hesitate about accepting the job from John Hancock?
4. How is Mr. Lapham able to do business when he is so forgetful?
5. Why is Johnny so secretive about the silver cup?
6. In whom does Johnny confide?
Short Essay Question - Chapter 2 The Pride of Your Power
7. Why does Johnny go to Paul Revere for advice?
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