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 Algernon Moncrieff.
2. How does Jack Worthing's cigarette case betray his identity to Algernon?
3. Who is Bunbury?
4. What is Jack Worthing's business in London?
5. How did Cecily become Jack's ward?
6. Why does Jack go by the name of Ernest in London?
7. What is Algernon's stated opinion of love and marriage in Act 1?
8. What is Lady Bracknell's opinion of Bunbury?
9. What does Gwendolen...
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