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 - Book 1
1. What is a good description of Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War?
2. What complicates the chronology of Thucydides' history?
3. Describe the conditions before the lead up to the Peloponnesian War.
4. What was the only threat to Athenian power after the defeat of the invading Persians?
5. How did Athens rise to its highest political power?
6. What event showed that the situation between Athens and Sparta was tenuous at best?
7. What was the political situation...
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