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 Part 1
1. Who is Professor August Howe? How old is he? What is his profession?
2. The Mound Builders is unique in its depiction of time. Explain the two different periods of time which are illustrated in the play and how this differentiation is made clear to the audience (and reader).
3. In the opening of the play, August speaks into a tape recorder. To whom is he speaking and why?
4. Describe the term which refers to the use of projections in the play. What effect does this theatrical device...
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