Short Essay Questions Key
1. Why does Percy want to enter the school through a side door and what does he find there?
Percy sees Rachel Dare at the front of the school. He knows her from a previous encounter and doesn't want her to see him, so he goes through a side door. There, he finds two cheerleaders waiting for him. There's something strange about them, but he doesn't know what.
2. What does Percy reveal to Rachel about himself, how does he explain why she can see things others can't, and what is her reaction?
Percy tells Rachel that he's a demigod and explains to her that she has a gift to be able to see through the Mist. Rachel accepts his explanation readily, probably because she has seen so many monsters.
3. Why does Percy say half-bloods try not to use cell phones?
He says the half-blood who broadcasts his voice over the airwaves is susceptible to detection. He says it's like a beacon to summon monsters.
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