Short Essay Questions Key
1. Describe the setting of "The Bridge Across Forever".
The setting at the beginning of "The Bridge Across Forever" is the cockpit of the author's biplane. The author's biplane is located in a field in Russell, Iowa in autumn. The author is about ready to perform an air show with a series of maneuvers designed to wow the crowd.
2. As Bach is giving people chances to fly in his plane with him, why is he secretly disappointed?
Bach offers the crowd an opportunity to go up in his biplane and fly with him. Bach is taking a woman who is eager to fly with him but he is secretly disappointed that he does not see his soul mate.
3. What is comical about the night that Bach meets Donald Shimoda?
When Bach meets Shimoda it is dark and Bach becomes frightened when he hears a noise. He assumes it is a timber wolf but it is really a raccoon.
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