Short Essay Questions Key
1. Where does 'Upon the Head of a Goat' begin?
'Upon the Head of a Goat' begins with the main character Piri being sent to her grandmother's place in Komjaty, where she lives on a farm. Things are getting tense in the city of Beregszasz, and Piri's mother wants her out of the way.
2. What conflict does Piri witness?
At the farm, Piri witnesses a battle between Hungarian and Ukrainian rebels, as gunshots were exchanged on the border, which is nearby. In the morning, Piri sees the bodies of three soldiers floating in the river.
3. Describe Piri's relationship with Farenc.
Piri met Farenc when he was on horseback and asked her for directions. To express his gratitude, Farenc hoisted her onto the horse and gave her a ride back to her grandmother Babi's house.
4. Discuss Farenc's return to Babi's farm.
When Farenc returned to Babi's farm a few weeks later, he and Piri's older sister Rozsi fell in love with each other at first sight.
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