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 - Preface
1. How is the Preface in Breakfast of Champions presented in terms of genre?
2. What are the events given in the quick presentation of the novel?
3. How does The Narrator's childhood fear of diseases play into the novel?
4. What is the reason for The Narrator saying his name is Philboyd Studge?
Short Essay Question - Chapter 1
5. Who are the two principle characters of the novel and how are they presented in Chapter 1?
6. Why are the majority of Kilgore's writings...
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