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 - Part 1, Chapter 1
1. What is the date of the beginning of the novel?
2. To where does Robert Smith want to fly when he is standing on the roof of Mercy Hospital?
3. What is wrong with Mercy Hospital that it has been given a not-so-flattering nickname?
4. What is the result of Robert Smith's 'flight' from the top of Mercy Hospital?
Short Essay Question - Part 1, Chapter 2
5. What does the Dead family do on Sunday afternoons?
6. Which of the children...
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