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 - Section 1: Prologue and Chapter 1
1. In the prologue, what does the host want to guests to discuss? Describe Nicolayevich's story.
2. What happens when Vladimir is asked to tell his story? Why?
3. Describe Vladimir's character as described in Chapter 1.
4. Describe Vladimir's parents as described in Chapter 1.
Short Essay Question - Section 2: Chapter 2 and Chapter 3
5. What are Vladimir's walks in the garden like?
6. In Chapter 2, what is the woman Vladimir encounters in the garden like?
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