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. What does the narrator have to say about Carmelita Spats?
2. What background information is given to the reader in Chapter 1 regarding the relationship and past events between the Baudelaire children and Count Olaf?
3. Describe what Violet is thinking about in Chapter 1 as they are walking towards the school for the first time.
4. What does Mr. Poe tell the children as they walk up to the Prufrock Preparatory School?
5. What is the description of the Prufrock Prep that is given in Chapter...
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