Short Essay Questions Key
1. Where is "Mister Roberts" set, and whose story does it tell?
"Mister Roberts" is set on a cargo ship during the last days of WWII. The play is about two sailors: a Cargo Officer and an Ensign.
2. In Act 1, Scene 1, what does Doc learn about Roberts and his transfer requests?
In Act 1, Scene 1, Doc learns that Roberts has written a request for transfer. He also learns that Roberts has written several transfer requests in the past and none of them have been approved by the Captain.
3. Dowdy and Roberts discuss what regarding the nearby island in the first scene of the play?
In the first scene of the play, Dowdy and Roberts discuss a nearby island. Dowdy asks Roberts whether there is a chance the sailors may get to go to the island for liberty, but Roberts says no.
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