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 1
1. Describe the external characteristics of Gurov (age, marital status, appearance, etc.).
2. Discuss how Gurov feels about women in The Lady with the Pet Dog.
3. Why is the lady with the pet dog a topic of conversation in the beginning of the novella?
4. Describe the character of Anna. How old is she? What is her appearance?
5. Describe how Anna and Gurov meet in Chapter 1.
6. Discuss how Gurov feels about his wife. What does he secretly consider her?
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