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 and Chapter One, Chapter Two, Chapter Three
1. Why did Dickens write this book?
2. How does Dickens say he knew about the goodness of Heaven?
3. Where was Jesus born, and why?
4. What did the angel say to the shepherds when Jesus was born?
5. What did Dickens compare Jerusalem to, and why?
6. How did the wise men know about the birth of Jesus?
7. Why did Herod order all the small children be killed?
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