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. Why is Bobby planning to go to India?
2. Why is Bobby the one being sent to India?
3. What does Abe say is different about the recent postings of an Indian poet?
4. Why was Abe in Calcutta once before?
Short Essay Question - Chapter 2
5. What is Amrita doing while discussing the trip with Bobby the night before they leave?
6. What makes Bobby feel strange while making love to Amrita the night before the trip?
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