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. Explain why Travis' father is travelling to Abilene, leaving Travis in charge of the family.
2. Describe what Travis reveals about his relationship with Old Yeller in the beginning of the chapter.
3. Summarize why Mama names the area in which they live Birdsong Creek.
4. Explain why Travis doesn't want another dog.
Short Essay Question - Chapter 2
5. Summarize the time Travis meets Old Yeller for the first time.
6. Describe Old Yeller's appearance.
7. Explain what Travis...
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