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. How does the narrator describe the bartender?
2. How does the narrator compare Amsterdam and Paris?
3. Describe the auditor
4. What does Clamence talk about on the walk to the hotel?
5. In what way does Clamence compare Amsterdam to Dante's circles of hell?
6. What is Clamence's opinion on the Dutch?
7. What is the significance of Clamence calling himself Jean-Baptiste?
8. What is a Sadducee?
9. What do...
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