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 - Chapters 1-2
1. Why does Ann think someone is coming to her valley?
2. Explain why Ann is alone in the valley.
3. Why is the valley special?
4. Explain why Ann's parents left her home when they left to discover the effects of the war?
5. Why doesn't Ann think the arriving stranger is in a car and what does she think about what he is bringing?
6. Why concerns Ann about the approaching stranger?
7. What does Ann decide to...
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