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 - Preface: The Two Voyages
1. Why, according to the author, do we like to know how it was "in the beginning"?
2. Why does the author state that the story about the Pilgrims changes from the story we know to the story that we need to know?
3. Why did the Seaflower depart from New England bound for the Caribbean in 1676?
4. Why didn't the Indians and English of Plymouth Colony live in peaceful harmony all of those first fifty-five years?
Short Essay Question - Part 1: Chapter 1,...
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