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 - Rendezvous With America
1. What is the poet trying to prove in his poem "Rendezvous with America"? How does he prove this?
2. List two important, historical people that Tolson mentions in "Rendezvous with America." Why does he mention these people, and what did they contribute to America?
3. Who are the bad people that Tolson mentions in his poem "Rendezvous with America," and why does he feel the need to mention them?
4. What historical events does Tolson believe tested the powers of Americans in "Rendezvous with America"? What was the result of...
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