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, Chapters 1-5
1. Where is Lee's family estate located?
2. How does Jackson respond to his students' questions during his lectures when he is first introduced in the novel?
3. What advice does Jackson's pastor give him for dealing with the death of his newborn daughter?
4. How successful is Chamberlain during his hunting trip when he is first introduced in the text?
5. What does the Secretary of War order Lee to do after he summons him?
6. What ends up happening to...
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