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 - Middle Class Pastoral
1. How does Rodriguez feel about his education?
2. Does Rodriguez's family have the same level of education he does?
3. Why does Rodriguez talk about how the rich people pronounce his name?
4. Why is Rodriguez writing this book? Identify two reasons.
Short Essay Question - Aria, Chapter 1
5. Is Rodriguez prepared for his first day of school? Why or why not?
6. How does Rodriguez feel about bilingual education?
7. How does Rodriguez view his parents' use...
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