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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Ba Sein brings a copy of __________________.
(a) The London Times.
(b) The Rangoon Gazette.
(c) The New York Times.
(d) The Burmese Patriot.

2. Why does Flory let the distraction remain?
(a) He does not have the nerve to shoot the dog.
(b) He is too drunk to aim properly at the dog.
(c) He wants Flo to have a companion.
(d) He feels he deserves the punishment.

3. What does U Po Kyin believe will bring him merit at the end of the chapter?
(a) Honoring his wife.
(b) Taking in a local pregnant girl
(c) Dishonoring Dr. Veraswami
(d) Giving a basket of mangoes to the priests

4. Why is Flory ashamed of himself?
(a) He throws Ma Hla May out of the house.
(b) He stays home instead of joining the others at the club.
(c) He signs a slanderous notice against Veraswami.
(d) He shoots the dog in cold blood.

5. During Flory's time in Burma, he has grown ___________________________.
(a) jaded and resentful of the English.
(b) homesick for England.
(c) tired of the Burmese.
(d) uncomfortable with his friendship with the doctor.

6. Ba Taik is ___________
(a) U Po Kyin's son.
(b) U Po Kyin's wife.
(c) U Po Kyin's deputy.
(d) U Po Kyin's unpaid servant.

7. Mrs. Lackersteen complains about the quality of ______________.
(a) her drink
(b) her servants
(c) her husband's job
(d) her wardrobe

8. U Po Kyin's meal is described as ______________________.
(a) sparse, lonely and bland.
(b) joyous, lengthy and celebratory.
(c) short, light and fresh.
(d) swift, passionate and enormous.

9. Ma Hla May is allowed to _____________________________.
(a) join Flory for all his meals.
(b) borrow Flory's money without asking.
(c) come in for tea but not for other meals.
(d) wear her sandals in the house.

10. What distinguishes Kyauktada from other Burmese towns?
(a) It is hotter than other towns.
(b) It has a social club.
(c) It has a railway terminus.
(d) It is bigger than other towns.

11. The two things Flory becomes as a result of his harassed childhood are _________________________.
(a) a liar and a boxer.
(b) a liar and a footballer.
(c) a friend to the unfortunate.
(d) a traveller and a salesman.

12. Many of Flory's early years in Burma were spent ____________________________.
(a) saving money to send home to his parents.
(b) drinking and fighting with natives.
(c) drinking and visiting whores.
(d) working around the clock.

13. How does Elizabeth appear to feel about the atmosphere of the Club?
(a) She is reassured by the local customs.
(b) She is fearful of the attention of so many single men.
(c) She is bored by the familiar customs.
(d) She is reassured by the white faces and European habits.

14. The village girl that visits that morning claims ____________________________.
(a) that U Po Kyin is the father of her child.
(b) that she is U Po Kyin's daughter.
(c) that she has a newspaper article U Po Kyin will want to see.
(d) that she does not have enough bribe money.

15. Fighting for the English was U Po Kyin's dream so that he could ______________.
(a) prove his worth to the white men.
(b) defend the queen.
(c) defeat the weak among his own people.
(d) be a parasite upon them

Short Answer Questions

1. U Po Kyin keeps up his reputation as an impartial magistrate by _______________________________.

2. Veraswami sees the English as ______________________.

3. Flory and Ko S'la attend to Flo because _________________________.

4. Why is Elizabeth upset about the pew?

5. Ellis confronts Macgregor because _______________________.

(see the answer keys)

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