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 - Act 1, Scene 1
1. What sentiment does Daniel Webster express in the speech that Lincoln reads in Act 1, Scene 1?
2. What is Webster reacting or responding to in the speech Lincoln reads in Act 1, Scene 1?
3. Does Lincoln's teacher agree or disagree with the argument Webster makes for maintaining the Union in the speech Lincoln reads in the first scene of the play?
4. Why is it that debt is always heavy on Lincoln's mind during his early adulthood, covered by Act 1, Scene 1?
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