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 - Pantagruel: Introduction, Dixain, Prologue and Chapters 1-9 (p. 1-74)
1. What does the Introduction of Pantagruel reveal about the style and time period of the piece?
2. Describe Pantagruel's birth. Why did his father give him the name Pantagruel?
3. Where is Pantagruel sent in Pantagruel: Chapter Five? What are his impressions of study?
4. Who does Pantagruel meet in Pantagruel: Chapter Nine? How is this character described?
Short Essay Question - Pantagruel: Chapters 10-17 (p. 74-133)
5. To whom is Pantagruel compared in Pantagruel: Chapter Ten? What office is offered...
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