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
1. Describe the beginning of Darwin's trip around the world.
2. What does Darwin surmise about the geology of St. Jago?
3. At the first stop after Sao Jago, what are Darwin's observations?
4. What does Darwin have to say about the Brazilian rain forest?
Short Essay Question - Chapter 2
5. How does Darwin regard the Brazilian horses?
6. How is Darwin stunned by the docility of a large male slave?
7. In three days at Socego, where does Darwin...
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