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. Why does Allie refuse to buy the rubber seal at the hardware store?
2. Describe what Charlie sees when he goes into the field near his house looking for Allie.
Short Essay Question - Chapter 3
3. According to Allie, how does he come to work for Polski?
4. Why does Polski reject Allie's ice plant?
Short Essay Question - Chapter 4
5. How does Allie react when Charlie refers to the migrant workers' home as the Monkey House?
6. Why is...
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