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 - Prologue
1. What kind of family does the Prologue portray?
2. How does the Prologue present the father of the Wingo children?
3. How would you describe Lila Wingo?
4. What is one of the benefits of Tom's extraordinary childhood?
Short Essay Question - Chapter 1
5. How does the phone call contrast with the idyllic opening of Chapter 1?
6. What is the significance of the game Tom plays with his daughters?
Short Essay Question - Chapter 2
7. What does the robbery...
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