Short Essay Questions Key
1. Explain how and why orders are typically given in the Corleone crime family.
Orders are typically given in the crime family by going through several layers of intermediaries. The Don prefers to give orders in this layers system so that no orders can be traced directly back to the Don.
2. Why does Nick decide to join the Corleone organization?
Nick decided to join the Corleone organization because he realized that his fighting career was limited and he could make a great deal more money and rise within the ranks by joining the Corleones.
3. Explain why Kay barely knows how to speak to her husband of five years.
Kay barely knows how to speak to her husband of five years because there are so many subjects that she is not allowed to discuss, she is unsure of what she is able to discuss. Therefore, her nervousness at bringing up a "taboo" subject keeps her quiet.
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