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 - Act 1, Scene 1
1. Describe Miss Leah's character. How is she important to the story?
2. What vision does Sophie have for Nicodemus?
3. How do so many black people end up in Nicodemus, Kansas? What are they all looking for?
4. Describe Nicodemus and its people. How do they feel about one another? What feelings do one from there?
5. Who is Wil Parrish and what does his history say about him?
6. What is Sophie's nature and how does this help the Dove...
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