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 - Introduction
1. Why does Shaara offer an Introduction to "The Last Full Measure"?
2. How does Shaara reveal who the significant characters of "The Last Full Measure" are?
3. Where does the novel commence?
4. What does Shaara offer immediately to the reader in the introduction that foreshadows the conflicts to come?
Short Essay Question - Part 1, Lee (July 13, 1863): Chapter 1
5. How does Shaara describe Lee viewing his defeated army from his horse?
6. What does Lee's anger at Longstreet reveal about his...
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