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 "A Fable for Tomorrow"
1. What kinds of trees are in the forests described in this chapter?
2. Why do the tourists come to see the birds, as stated in this opening chapter?
3. What puzzles the doctors during the mysterious blight in this area?
4. What happens when the bees are suddenly gone from this beautiful American town?
Short Essay Question - Chapter 2 "The Obligation to Endure"
5. What has the environment played an important role in forming, according to this chapter?
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