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, Friday Night
1. What is the setting for Act 1 of A DELICATE BALANCE?
2. How old are Agnes and Tobias?
3. What is the topic that Agnes ponders out loud?
4. How does Tobias respond to Agnes talk about going mad?
5. What is the topic that supersedes Agnes's obsession with madness?
6. What reasons does Agnes give for lashing out at Claire?
7. How does Claire respond to Tobias asking her about Alcoholics Anonymous?
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