Short Essay Questions Key
1. What word is Mr. Wormold worried about with his vacuum cleaner business?
Mr. Wormold is worried about the word 'Atomic" in the name of a particular model. He feels that it is misleading and causes people to be afraid of radioactivity
2. What does Mr. Wormold find when he enters his vacuum cleaner shop?
Wormold finds a man asking questions about vacuum cleaners. The man says he wants to buy one but walks out of the store.
3. Milly is a devout Catholic, Womold isn't. Why does he raise her as Catholic?
Wormold, who is described as a non-believer, had promised Milly's mother before they were married that the children would be raised Catholic. This is why he struggles to keep her in a Catholic school.
4. When Wormold learns that Milly wants a horse for her birthday, what two facts does he find disturbing?
The first fact is the expense, since he is struggling financially. The second fact is that Captain Segura is driving her home from school.
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