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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Flory not get to propose to Elizabeth?
(a) Lackersteen finds them kissing outside and objects.
(b) He is interrupted twice.
(c) Flory loses his nerve because of his birthmark.
(d) Elizabeth refuses to hear his offer.

2. Why does Flory not kiss Elizabeth in the jungle?
(a) He suddenly becomes aware of his birthmark.
(b) He suddenly realizes she is indifferent toward him.
(c) He does not want her to see him as a lover.
(d) He fears the Burmese men will catch them.

3. Flory is convinced he is ______________________.
(a) in love with Ma Hla May.
(b) destined to remain a bachelor.
(c) in love with Mrs. Lackersteen.
(d) in love with Elizabeth.

4. What does Mrs. Lackersteen plan to do at the end of Chapter 23?
(a) Invite Flory to dinner in order to let him down gently
(b) Invite Macgregor to dinner in order to court Elizabeth
(c) Invite Flory to dinner in order to court Elizabeth again
(d) Invite Verrall to dinner in order to question him about marriage

5. What do the locals carry ashore at the end of Chapter twenty-one?
(a) Westfield's body
(b) Verrall's body
(c) Ellis' body
(d) Maxwell's body

6. Whose arrival alarms Mrs. Lackersteen and Elizabeth?
(a) Verrall's wife
(b) Verrall's debt collectors
(c) Flory's replacement
(d) Verrall's replacement

7. Why do the members of the Club suddenly allow the butler into their conversation?
(a) He has had many experiences with earthquakes, and they are interested in his stories.
(b) They are afraid of his size and demeanor.
(c) He is a respectable member of Burmese society.
(d) He insists on being the center of attention.

8. Though Flory and Elizabeth are often alone together, they are never able to _________________.
(a) go hunting together
(b) talk intimately
(c) avoid her aunt and uncle
(d) date

9. How does Lackersteen justify his drinking and philandering?
(a) He believes he has been given an unfair burden and needs an outlet.
(b) He believes he as the right to do as he pleases.
(c) He believes he is still respectable because he is white.
(d) He believes he is still respectable because he is loyal.

10. How does U Po Kyin stand to profit from the murder?
(a) The murder will assure his place in Heaven.
(b) The murder will continue to incite unrest among the Europeans.
(c) The murder will be blamed on Dr. Veraswami.
(d) The murder will prove he is to be feared as an adversary.

11. Why do the Burmese riot outside the Club?
(a) Ellis has murdered a local boy, and the Burmese want revenge.
(b) Ellis has attacked a group of local boys and the Burmese want revenge.
(c) Ellis has murdered Maxwell, and the Burmese want justice.
(d) Ellis has published an unflattering article of the Burmese.

12. What ugly image accompanies the description of the cemetery and graves?
(a) The creeping jasmine and orange-hearted flowers.
(b) The rat holes leading down into the graves.
(c) The gravestones of sixteen Europeans.
(d) The white headstones and neatly trimmed graves.

13. What is Elizabeth's first thought when she thinks of Flory?
(a) She remembers his courage first.
(b) She remembers his birthmark first.
(c) She remembers his drinking first.
(d) She remembers his kindness first.

14. At the end of Chapter 22, what signals a change?
(a) The rain has finally started.
(b) The English have returned to their camps.
(c) The river has overflowed.
(d) The rain has finally stopped.

15. Verrall's face is described as _____________________.
(a) soft, feminine, and curious.
(b) intelligent and amused.
(c) hard, fearless, and brutal.
(d) bored and unintelligent.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is one of the few subjects that Flory and Elizabeth both enjoy discussing together?

2. How does Orwell describe the leopard?

3. Who commits the murder?

4. Why are Elizabeth and Verrall indifferent to the heat?

5. Why does Verrall enter the Burma Military Police?

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