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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What aspect of the setting is repeatedly mentioned in Chapter 2?
(a) The monsoon season
(b) The wind and cold
(c) The muddy roads
(d) The oppressive heat

2. What is Flory's excuse for evading the war in England?
(a) He was "sticking by his job."
(b) He was refusing to become a man.
(c) He was "fighting his own battles."
(d) He was "choosing peace."

3. Flory's greatest misery is ______________________.
(a) never experiencing beauty.
(b) feeling racist.
(c) being alone.
(d) being European among Burmese.

4. Ba Sein arrives to discuss ________________________________.
(a) plots against U Po Kyin and Ba Taik.
(b) court cases against Ma Kin and Dr. Versaswami.
(c) plots against Mr. Macgregor and Dr. Veraswami.
(d) court cases against Mr. Macgregor and Mr. Flory.

5. Elizabeth's view of the world is mostly shaped by ____________________________.
(a) her father's time in the military.
(b) her time as an artist in Paris.
(c) her family's immense fortunes.
(d) two terms she spent at an expensive boarding school.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where and when does the story take place?

2. Ba Sein brings a copy of __________________.

3. Who is Flo?

4. To what do the doctor and Flory compare the British Empire?

5. What does Veraswami do when Flory denounces the English?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Elizabeth Lackersteen.

2. Why does Flory remain silent while Ellis insults his friend?

3. Why has Ma Hla May returned to the church?

4. What seems to be Flory's motivation for ignoring the anonymous letter about Veraswami?

5. Why is Flory intimidated by Verrall?

6. What do the two riderless ponies indicate about Verrall and Elizabeth?

7. What is Ellis' complaint against the natives?

8. Why is Flory unafraid of U Po Kyin?

9. What do Elizabeth's comments about the Burmese reveal about her?

10. What causes the change in Flory's mood after he visits Dr. Veraswami?

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