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. Describe Eugene's relationship with the other boys.
2. What does Roy think of himself?
3. Describe Arnold Epstein's eating habits.
4. What kind of a person is Arnold?
5. Where has Eugene traveled in the past?
6. What are Eugene's goals during the war?
Short Essay Question - Act 1, Scene 2
7. What two ways does Toomey say he might treat the boys?
8. What is Toomey's strategy for punishing Eugene for his...
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