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 how the story of the Baudelaire children is introduced.
2. What is Violet doing while she is standing on the beach in Chapter 1?
3. What is the children's response in Chapter 1 when they hear that their parents have just died?
4. What is Violet's first thought when she sees the figure walking towards them in Chapter 1?
5. What does Mr. Poe explain will happen to the children now that their parents are dead?
6. What does Violet mean when...
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