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, Chapters 1-2
1. Where did John Forbes Nash, Jr. grow up? How were Nash's parents described in Chapter One?
2. How was John Forbes Nash, Jr. described as a child in Chapter One? When did he develop an interest in mathematics?
3. How are John Forbes Nash, Jr.'s experiences in college described in Chapter Two?
4. What was John Forbes Nash, Jr.'s reputation in his second year of college, as described in Chapter Two? Where did he decide to go to graduate school?
Short Essay Question - Chapters 3-5
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