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. Describe the scene at the beginning of the play.
2. How do Gwendolen and Cecily mishandle their folders in the beginning of the play?
3. Describe Henry Carr as he enters the play.
4. What is Henry Carr's relationship to James Joyce?
5. How does Carr's opinion of Joyce seems to change as he sums up the writer's character in his monologue?
6. How does Carr incorrectly describe Lenin in this monologue?
7. What questions does Carr...
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