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 1, Part 1
1. Name the Prozoroff sisters.
2. Where is the first act of the play set?
3. What are the sisters celebrating when the play begins?
4. What happens a year ago to the day at the opening of the play?
5. Where does Olga long to be?
6. What does Masha do as she is reading, which prompts Olga to tell her to stop?
Short Essay Question - Act 1, Part 2
7. What does Anfisa announce when she...
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