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 - Chapter 1
1. What is significant about Hill House?
2. Who is Dr. Montague?
3. Who is Eleanor Vance? Why is she chosen for Dr. Montague's project?
4. Who is Luke Sanderson?
5. Who is Theodora?
6. Who are the Dudleys?
7. What is Eleanor's first impression of the house?
8. Why does Eleanor steal her car from her sister?
Short Essay Question - Chapter 2
9. What does Mrs. Dudley insist she will...
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