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 - Part 1: Chapter 1 | Part 1: Chapter 2
1. How seriously is Raskelnikov thinking about his unnamed idea?
2. What does the first chapter say about Raskolnikov's character?
Short Essay Question - Part 1: Chapter 3 | Part 1: Chapter 4
3. What does the letter show about Raskolnikov's relationship with his family?
4. What does Raskolnikov think of his sister's fiance Luzhin?
Short Essay Question - Part 1: Chapter 5 | Part 1: Chapter 6
5. What do you think the horse symbolizes in Raskolnikov's dream?
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