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. Describe the state of the presidential palace when the book opens.
2. Discuss the significance of the cows in the opening scene.
3. What is the General's "first death"? Describe the circumstances and provide details.
4. What is the General's "second death"?
5. Describe the General's relationship with his mother
6. Why does the General restore the March poetry contest?
7. How does Patricio Aragones become the General's double?
8. How does Patricio Aragones feel...
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