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, Flaubert's Parrot
1. What places does Geoffrey go to learn more about Gustave Flaubert?
2. What is the mystery of the two parrots?
3. What is the plot of "Un coeur simple"?
4. Why might Geoffrey be so interested in the mystery of the parrots?
Short Essay Question - Chapter 2, Chronology
5. What are the three parts of Braithwaite's chronology about?
6. Flaubert compares himself to many things. Name some of them.
7. How successful was Flaubert during his student...
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