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. How does Lark get her name?
2. What are some of Papa's duties with the railroad?
3. How does Lark's family come to be living in the depot?
4. How does Mama manage the practical aspects of life in the depot, such as heating their rooms and washing dishes?
5. What touches are added to the depot room in an effort to make it more like home?
6. What is the argument Mama and Papa have about their evening's activities and what does...
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