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
1. Sam is on the scene as a character for a very short time. What purpose does he serve as a character?
2. What two things did Sam do that showed how much he cared for Roy?
3. What does Roy reveal to Harriet and what results from that revelation?
4. What is significant about the white rose that Harriet carries?
5. Harriet is more of a philosophical thinker than Roy. How did her views of baseball differ from Roy's view?
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