Reading 095 Short Story Questions
Please answer the questions below carefully and completely. Most of these questions will not be able to
be answered with a single word, but will require explanation of your answer.
Questions for "Through the Ivory Gate" by Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews
1. What is the tone of the story?
2. In what season does the story open? Is the season important to the story? Why or why not?
3. Why does Philip's financial situation change so drastically?
4. What does Philip find that will change everything again?
5. What do you think of Shelby? Is she a likeable character or is she greedy? Is she a strong woman or is she weak? This question will take at least one paragraph to answer fully.