Short Essay Questions Key
1. What is the Santa Yrez Police Company, and why are they present at the Old California Shopping Center?
The Santa Yrez Police Company is a private security company that provides all the services of a normal police department for its client. They are present at the Old California Shopping Center because it is their biggest client.
2. Describe Paul's physical and personality characteristics.
Paul is a man in his fifties with failing hearing (he wears a hearing aid). He is highly intelligent and curious, as well as trusting and compassionate. He is well regarded in his community and noted for his great logical abilities.
3. What are Paul's reasons for accepting Wili as an apprentice?
While Paul's reasons for accepting Wili as an apprentice are still relatively unclear, he obviously believes it is the best option for the boy, and believes he might be suitably intelligent and intellectually curious enough to understand the technology he works with.
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