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. What is Jaime showing Ruby at the opening to the novel and who else is there?
2. What does Ruby say about her life before Cora picked her up earlier that day?
3. In what condition is the house that the Honeycutts own when they come by to check on the place and what do they do?
4. How is Ruby stopped the first night from running away?
Short Essay Question - Chapter 2
5. What does Ruby think about her mother?
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