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
1. Why is Jefferson claimed by many individuals with opposing beliefs?
2. Why might the author be surprised by the number of people who attend the evening devoted to Jefferson?
3. Why might the audience have been too polite to discuss Jefferson's slave ownership and relationship with Sally Hemings?
4. What do John Wales and Thomas Jefferson possibly have in common?
5. Where is the relationship between Jefferson and Hemings a topic?
6. Why might, by the standards of Jefferson's day, having an affair with...
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