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 - Prologue
1. What does the prologue reveal about Marlowe's personal life?
2. What does the prologue reveal about Marlowe's ability as a playwright?
3. How does Marlowe confuse Machevill and Machiavelli?
4. What do Machevill and Barabas have in common?
Short Essay Question - Act 1, Scene 1
5. In Act 1, Scene 1, identify and give examples of Barabas's most outstanding characteristic.
6. What three religions are represented and who or what represents them in the first scene of Act 1?
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