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 - Prologue
1. Describe Bastian's character in the prologue.
2. Describe the owner of the bookstore where Bastian hides.
3. Why does Bastian admit to Mr. Coreander that his schoolmates tease him?
4. Describe the book that Bastian finds in the store.
5. Explain why the book appeals to Bastian so much.
6. Explain how Bastian winds up with the book in his possession.
7. Describe how Bastian's attitude changes as he arrives at school.
8. How does Bastian...
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