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 - Part I: Chapters 1-5
1. How does John first meet Bellarosa?
2. Who is Bellarosa?
3. When Susan first learns about Bellarosa moving in, what is her biggest concern?
4. When John visits Alhambra in Chapter 3, what does he find?
5. How does John feel about attending church service at St. Mark's?
6. In Chapter 5, how does John fear he insulted Lester?
Short Essay Question - Part II: Chapters 6-10
7. What happens the first time Bellarosa comes by John's house?
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