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 - Chapter 1
1. What is the significance of the wall surrounding the port?
2. Why do you think the citizens of Anarres do not climb the wall?
3. How does Shevek cope with leaving behind the familiarity of his world?
4. Why have the two societies cut themselves off from each other?
5. In what ways does Shevek feel isolated?
6. How is Shevek forced to reevaluate his concept of time?
Short Essay Question - Chapter 2
7. What do you think the...
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