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 One
1. Describe the inside of the prison.
2. What reason does Cincinnatus give for needing to know the schedule for his execution?
3. After the director reads his formal speech to Cincinnatus, where does Cincinnatus go?
4. At the end of his first day in prison, what does Cincinnatus think about?
Short Essay Question - Chapter Two
5. How does Cincinnatus describe his difference from other people?
6. Describe Cincinnatus's early days with his wife.
7. What happens when there start...
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