I'm not sure exactly what type of question you need to answer, so I'll speak in general about answering questions about literature. There are a few things that most assessments will want you to demonstrate. You should be able to show in your answer:
- that you understand the expressed and implied meaning of the text. That means that you understood the story but were also able to construct meaning on your own. You could read deeply into the meaining of the story and draw conclusions that were not explicitly stated in the text.
- that you understand the entire story. You can relate different parts of the story together to come up with conclusions about the purpose or main idea of the story.
- that you can relate the story to your own life. You should be able to connect the story to something you have experienced or read about.
Another important factor is to make sure you answer the entire question. Sometimes a question has more than one part to it, and if you do not answer the whole question you will lose a lot of points on your answer.