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 - Chapter 1
1. How is Orlando's encounter with a Moor at the beginning of the book described?
2. How are Orlando's good looks that his family passed down to him described?
3. How does Queen Elizabeth show her affections for Orlando?
4. Why does Orlando's relationship with Queen Elizabeth turn sour?
5. What reason does Orlando have for leaving Clorinda?
6. Why does Orlando lose interest in Favilla?
7. How does King James try to garner favor with the public after the...
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