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 "Salvation" by Langston Hughes:
1. Who is the narrator of the story?
2. What is the protagonist expecting to see? Why?
3. Where is the main character sitting?
4. Define the word "mourner."
5. At the time of the story, who does the main character live with? How do you know this?
6. What message is the author attempting to give to the reader. A complete answer will take at least one full paragraph.
7. Describe your feelings about the main character. Explain why you feel this way.
8. Is this a happy story or a sad story? Explain your answer.