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 - Pages 1-55
1. How does Mitchell describe McSorley's?
2. What was the main rule at McSorley's and why?
3. Who is Mazie Gordon?
4. Who is Charles Cassell?
5. Why is Mitchell interested in the lives of McSorley, O'Connell, and Gordon?
6. Why is the memory of being hit by a cow significant to Cassell's story?
7. Why does Mitchell include a personal anecdote in Cassell's story, and is it an effective technique?
8. What tone does Mitchell...
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