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 | Chapter 2
1. The narrator describes the lieutenant as "two men," in Chapter 1. How does the narrator justify such a description?
2. Why does Stephanie have power now over the young man that chased her into the shadows of the trees?
Short Essay Question - Chapter 3 | Chapter 4
3. Describe the lieutenant and his wife, Nella's, opposing reactions to Dick's pursuit of a black woman.
4. In Chapter 4, what details from the story most likely support the narrator's claim that the lieutenant had different thoughts in his mind...
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