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 - Act 1, Scene 1
1. Where is "Mister Roberts" set, and whose story does it tell?
2. In Act 1, Scene 1, what does Doc learn about Roberts and his transfer requests?
3. Dowdy and Roberts discuss what regarding the nearby island in the first scene of the play?
4. What kind of excitement and trouble do the spyglasses cause in the beginning of the play?
5. How does Roberts seem to feel about the cargo ship and being on it?
6. How do Roberts' and...
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