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 prologue that opens the first chapter.
2. What does Draeger see through the binoculars?
3. In what way are the Stampers restless?
4. Why does Jonas become disillusioned with Oregon?
5. Why does Henry's relationship with Bobby break down?
6. What does Jonas' note to Hank say?
Short Essay Question - Chapter 2
7. Describe the prologue that begins Chapter 2.
8. What do the customers talk about at the Snag?
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