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 - Scene 1
1. What is the purpose of Joan's visit to the castle in the beginning of Scene 1?
2. What is the setting for the play, and what is the location for the opening of the play?
3. Robert de Baudricourt is upset because there are no eggs for his breakfast. What does the steward tell Robert is the reason for the lack of eggs?
4. What does Joan ask Robert for in Scene 1, and why?
5. In Scene 1, what makes Joan think she is doing...
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