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 - Part 1: Chapter 1
1. What is John Steinbeck's view on the journey he is about to take?
2. What urge has Steinbeck felt all his life?
3. What have older people always told Steinbeck?
4. What are Steinbeck's requirements for this state of journeying--or bumdom as he calls it?
5. What does Steinbeck think about the personality of each journey?
6. How does Steinbeck communicate in the book?
Short Essay Question - Part 1: Chapter 2
7. What is ironic about Steinbeck...
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