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 - Go Carolina
1. Why does Sedaris seem to object so strongly to his speech therapy sessions?
2. What is significant about the title Go Carolina?
3. How does the speech therapist continue to bring Sedaris' lisp to his attention?
4. Why does Sedaris suggest Miss Sampson's "timing was off" when she reveals her human side during their last session?
Short Essay Question - Giant Dreams, Midget Abilities
5. Why does Sedaris feel his father admired jazz so much as a young man?
6. Why does Sedaris resist...
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