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 - Chapters 1 through 5
1. Why does Silas go into the forest, and what does he return with? What does he sense on the way back?
2. What does Sally Mullins tell Sarah Heap six months after Jenna's arrival? Why is this knowledge significant?
3. On what day does information of the Princess emerge? What is the bearer of this news asked to do, and when?
4. What does Silas illegally rescue from the school? Why do these items require rescuing? Where does Silas take them? What use are...
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