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 | Chapter 2
1. Right at the start of this novel, the reader knows that the main character is going to have a different life than the normal pre-teen. How so?
2. Maniac's life tale may be bigger than he actually is. What begins the exaggeration in Chapter 2?
Short Essay Question - Chapter 3 | Chapter 4
3. How might Amanda Beale's character be a good match for Maniac?
4. How does Maniac impress the star quarterback, Brian Denehy in Chapter 4?
Short Essay Question - Chapter 5...
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