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, East and West
1. What is meant by the new civilization that Athens created?
2. What were the characteristics of the ancient world in which Athens existed?
3. Before the rise of Athens, Egypt was the greatest civilization. What were the characteristics of this civilization?
4. What is the reason for the Egyptian preoccupation with death and where one would go after life?
Short Essay Question - Chapter 2, Mind and Spirit
5. What indication is there that the lives of the Greeks were different than the lives...
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