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 - Act 1
1. Describe the appearance of Nat. What does he wear in Act 1? How does he move?
2. Describe the setting in Act 1.
3. Who is Dartforth? How is he connected to Midge?
4. What is Nat's plan for "dealing with" Dartforth? How does he go about it?
5. What does Dartforth come to understand after his conversation with Nat?
6. Describe Midge's character. What does he look like? How is his appearance different from Nat's?
7. Who is...
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