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, The Events Leading up to the Tragedy 1893-1903
1. Dorothy had a large extended family that played a large part in her demeanor and personality. How did she refer to these people?
2. Because she didn't like her step-mother and wasn't satisfied with her life, what did Dorothy do that caused her torment for the rest of her life?
3. Dorothy and her sister, Helen, were sent to a parochial school during their father's marriage to their step-mother. For what reasons was it a trying time for Dorothy?
4. How did the...
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