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 - Part One, To Florence
1. Explain the opening letter in "Galileo's Daughter" by Dava Sobel. Who was the writer? What was the subject?
2. What is the structure of the book? How many letters are there in total?
3. Why do you think Maria Celeste had such a special bond with her father, aside from her position in the family?
4. Describe Maria Celeste's birth and journey to the Convent at San Matteo.
5. When did Virginia take her vows? Where did she get the name Maria Celeste?
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