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 - Act I, Scene I
1. Who delivers exposition about the town in the opening scene of the play? What is revealed?
2. What are the townspeople awaiting in the beginning of the play? Why?
3. Who comes looking for money in Act 1, Scene 1? Who do the townspeople blame for their situation?
4. Describe the anonymity of the town in which the play is based. How does this reflect the people of the town?
5. What strange questions does Claire ask upon her arrival in the town? What are...
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