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 - Part 1
1. Why is Odysseus standing outside of Ajax's tent at the beginning of the play?
2. What does Athena say when she first appears to Odysseus and why does she appear?
3. What started the Trojan War?
4. Describe Odysseus.
5. Why does Odysseus pity Ajax?
6. What does Athena say is the warning embodied by Ajax's behavior?
7. When the Chorus first appears, what do they say and why?
8. Why does Athena offer to...
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