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. Describe Lauren's dream.
2. Why does Lauren's stepmother say she prefers the city lights?
3. What is "prodigy" according to the opening passage of the book?
4. What is it about Lauren's flying in her dream that makes her seem "better" than she used to be, and what makes her still not an expert?
Short Essay Question - Chapter 2
5. What happens to Reverend Olamina's original church?
6. Why does Lauren's dad return to Robledo?
7. What "family business"...
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