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 - The Corps of Discovery Shoves Off
1. Why do the Captains need to punish three members of the team in the opening chapter?
2. What decision does the Court Martial make on Hugh Hall and John Collins?
3. Why do the Captains establish specific appointments for Thompson, Warner and Collins in the opening chapter?
4. What does Captain Clark do between the 10th and 12th of July?
Short Essay Question - From the Platte to the Vermillion
5. What occurs in the meeting between the captains and the Indian tribes in...
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