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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 game do the Englishmen play In the evening?
(a) Cricket
(b) Poker
(c) Tennis
(d) Bridge

2. How does Flory start his day?
(a) He drinks gin while sitting in the tub.
(b) He writes a love letter to Elizabeth.
(c) He prepares his household for the day.
(d) He writes letters to his enemies.

3. How does Flory discover Lackersteen's niece, Elizabeth?
(a) She screams when she is frightened by a water buffalo.
(b) She runs to him for rescue from the natives.
(c) She screams when she is frightened by Ko S'la.
(d) She faints from the heat on his doorstep.

4. What gives Flory brief comfort at the end of the chapter?
(a) A walk in the woods
(b) A burst of sunshine
(c) A cool breeze
(d) A dip in the pond

5. What excuse does Flory make to Elizabeth for Ma Hla May's presence?
(a) He says Ma Hla May is a boy.
(b) He says Ma Hla May is Ko S'la's wife.
(c) He says Ma Hla May is the laundress.
(d) He says Ma Hla May is the jealous type.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Flory's excuse for evading the war in England?

2. Veraswami is slightly disappointed when _________________________________.

3. Who accompanies Elizabeth to her uncle's house?

4. Orwell claims that the notion of men at the 'outposts of Empire' as able and hardworking is ___________.

5. Flory reveals what attitude toward Macgregor?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Ellis' complaint against the natives?

2. Why did Flory end up in Burma?

3. Why does Flory get rid of Ma Hla May?

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

5. What has Elizabeth's life been like in Paris?

6. How is Veraswami's veranda described?

7. How does Veraswami react to Flory's refusal to propose him as a member of the Club?

8. Why do Flory and Veraswami continue to have the same argument each time they meet?

9. Why is Flory unafraid of U Po Kyin?

10. Describe the variety show that Flory and Elizabeth attend.

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