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 - Part 1, Chapter 1
1. The first chapter of Room with a View is set in Florence, Italy. What type of city is Florence and why might this have been chosen as the setting?
2. What aspects of society does the character Miss Bartlett represent?
3. In the beginning of Chapter 1, there is much offense taken between the characters. Who is offended and why?
4. At the beginning of Chapter 1, the Emersons have a room with a view. Why are the Emersons willing to sacrifice this room?
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