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
1. Describe the setting for Act 1.
2. Who are the first two characters to be introduced in the play?
3. How does the author use foreshadowing regarding George and a gun?
4. What is George's profession and how does it compare to the high school basketball championship?
5. What does George share with Tom regarding the upcoming re-election campaign?
6. What is the nature of Coach's illness as discussed by George and Tom?
7. What is the role of...
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