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 - Author's Note - Coming to America
1. How does the author explain the meaning of his name in the Author's Note? Whose story does he assert Of Beetles and Angels tells in this preface?
2. How does the author describe his origins in the Author's Note? What is the political history of this region?
3. What memories does the author describe of his childhood home in "Memories"? What does he question about the memories?
4. Who led the author's family across the desert in "Memories"? How is she described?
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