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 - Chapter 1
1. What does James typically do for a living although he is actually a writer by trade in this book?
2. What does Finn inform James at the start of the book, setting off a chain of events in this book?
3. Why does it seem that James and Finn may have worn out their welcome where they were staying?
4. Why does James think so highly of Mrs. Tinckham and his bottle of whiskey in this book?
Short Essay Question - Chapter 2
5. What does Dave think...
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