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. Camara Laye's earliest memories revolve around his father's forge. What is the forge? What happens there? What does Camara do there?
2. Camara remembers seeing a snake for the first time and being fascinated with its glittering eyes. What does he do to the snake, and what happens next?
3. Where are Camara's parents' huts located, and what are the consequences of living in that location?
4. After the snake encounter, Camara finds it amusing to yell to his mother, "There's a snake!" How does his...
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