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 - To Sell My Life As Dearly As Possible
1. What were Thomas Moss's final words before he was lynched in Tennessee?
2. Ultimately, why was Thomas Moss lynched?
3. What caused Mary Church Terrell to plunge head-first into a life of vibrant activism?
4. What headlines ran on Christmas Day in 1884 in the "Daily Appeal"?
Short Essay Question - Casting of the Die
5. A month before Blacks set foot in Virginia, what laws did the House of Burgesses pass?
6. According to the chapter "Casting...
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