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 - A Question of Upbringing
1. What does Jenkins say he can see when he looks back at his memories of school?
2. What is Widmerpool doing when he and Jenkins first meet?
3. What do the students mean when they refer to items of clothing as a "Widmerpool"?
4. How does Jenkins describe Widmerpool?
5. What does Jenkins note about Stringham's mother in "A Question of Upbringing"?
6. What caused the rift between Jenkins' father and his brother, Giles?
7. Why does...
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