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 - Music, Alma, On Rachmaninoff's Birthday, Poem (1)
1. Where does O'Hara eat lunch in "Music," and what does he order?
2. What is the weather like in "Music"?
3. What holiday is approaching in "Music," and to what is O'Hara looking forward?
4. What is the poem "Alma" about, and how does he describe her?
5. Where does O'Hara travel from to see Alma? Where does he go to see her?
6. Describe part four of "Alma."
7. What causes O'Hara to...
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