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, Part One, Chapters I - IV
1. What is the job of the Sanhedrin?
2. In the Prologue, what do the sages debate over and what do they decide?
3. Why does one rabbi give the opinion that wisdom cannot be found in pagan literature?
4. What do the two famous sages, Eliezer and Joshua, discuss at Elisha's circumcision ceremony?
5. What does Nicholaus, Elisha's tutor, look like?
6. What do you think Abuyah means by his dying words to Elisha?
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