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 - Prologue, Down on the Farm (1962), Preface, Jones' Thomas Berryman (1974), and Part 1, The First Trip North
1. What does the reader find out is the plot of the story after reading the Prologue?
2. Describe the profession of Ochs Jones.
3. What is Ochs Jones investigating when the story begins, and why?
4. Why is Ochs sent to Long Island?
5. Describe Ben Toy's profession.
6. What does Ochs ask the guard at the mental institute to do for him, and what events...
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