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. Why does Flashman think Elspeth's child is not his?
2. Why is Flashman's decision to stand for Parliament seen as a good thing all round?
3. How does Flashman almost kill Bryant?
4. What is happening in England when Flashman returns?
5. How does Morrison save Flashman?
6. How does Flashman's seasickness affect him aboard the Balliol College?
Short Essay Question - Chapter 2
7. How does Flashman describe the sleep barque aboard the ship?
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