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 - Preface and Chapter I
1. Why isn't the Marquis at his best?
2. Describe Luis de Ayala.
3. Why is Don Jaime struggling with what he calls the Holy Grail?
4. What is Don Jaime's opinion of Manlito?
Short Essay Question - Chapter II
5. What is masculine about Adela Otero?
6. How does Adela Otero convince her to fence?
7. Describe the room in which Don Jaime waits for Adela Otero.
8. How did Don Jaime become a...
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