Short Essay Questions Key
1. What does White choose as his first wish?
Mr. White chooses to wish for the sum of 200 pounds for his first wish.
2. Why does Mr. White choose what he does for his first wish?
Mr. White chooses to wish for the sum of 200 pounds as his first wish because his son points out that 200 pounds would allow the family to pay off their home and be free of that debt.
3. What happens when Mr. White makes his first wish?
When Mr. White makes his first wish, he screams out saying that the paw moved in his hand like some kind of snake right as he completed his wish.
4. How are wishes to be made with the paw?
The monkey paw is used to make wishes by holding the paw in the right hand, and exclaiming aloud the desired wish.
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