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 to Chapter 5
1. What date is important to the protagonist of the story and why is it important?
2. How did Claire meet her husband, James?
3. What news does James deliver to Claire in her hospital room?
4. What does Claire learn about the woman James is involved with and what does Claire decide to do?
5. What is an important theme in the first section of the book?
6. What is the significance of the novel's title, WATERMELON?
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