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 the differences between the four daughters. What makes each of them unique?
2. How does La Loca get her name?
3. How does the author use humor in Chapter 1?
4. Why is Sofi raising four daughters alone? What role does the girls' father play in Chapter 1?
Short Essay Question - Chapter 2
5. Describe the trances Caridad begins to experience in Chapter 2 and the specific things she foresees.
6. What events lead up to Caridad's horse's death?
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