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. Who is Tomás Arroyo?
2. What does Harriet remember about the boy who helped her cross the border into America?
3. What does Harriet recall about the weather in Mexico during her time there?
4. In what way does the reader get insight into Harriet Winslow's memories?
Short Essay Question - Chapter 2
5. Where does Colonel Frutos García find the old gringo?
6. Why were the Mexican people so enamored with the old gringo?
7. What does the Colonel...
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