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 - Chapter 1
1. Describe the pilgrim.
2. What stops Brother Francis from sharing the pilgrim's food?
3. What does Brother Francis need to protect himself against in the desert?
4. What is Brother Francis seeking in the desert?
Short Essay Question - Chapter 2
5. Why were papers burned during the Simplification?
6. Why are a shopping list and casual notes treasured finds for Brother Francis?
7. What was Isaac Edward Leibowitz's profession before the Flame Deluge?
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