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 - Introduction
1. How does the novel begin?
2. What action gets the story moving quickly?
3. What details and statistics does Marya give in this section of the book?
4. Why is Marya writing this novel?
Short Essay Question - 1 Childhood (1974-1982)
5. What does Marya feel at the age of five and why?
6. What actions affect Marya while growing up?
7. What also leads Mayra do develop a strange relationship to food?
8. As a child,...
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