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 - Pat Hobby's Christmas Wish
1. Describe the character of Pat in "Pat Hobby's Christmas Wish."
2. How does Pat feel about the change in movies in "Pat Hobby's Christmas Wish"?
3. In "Pat Hobby's Christmas Wish," how does Pat's desperation show through?
4. What hints are given in "Pat Hobby's Christmas Wish" that indicate Pat's alcohol problem?
Short Essay Question - A Man in the Way
5. How does Pat show his darker side in "A Man in the Way"?
6. How is Pat's lie revealed in...
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