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 - Scene 1
1. Describe the opening scene?
2. What image does the author say he is trying to set?
3. Why do the men fear Yank?
4. In what way do the sailors sound like a mob when they speak?
5. Where does Yank say is the sailor's home?
6. What does Long say about the capitalist class?
7. Why does Yank think he and the men are better than the upperclasses?
8. How does Yank respond to...
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