Burmese Days Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Ko S'la is __________________.

2. Macgregor is most offended by ____________________.

3. Why do the servants threaten to leave if Flory marries a European woman?

4. Ma Hla May is allowed to _____________________________.

5. How does Orwell describe the ugly periods in Flory's past?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Mrs. Lackersteen's plan for Elizabeth?

2. Why does Flory choose to remain in Burma?

3. How has Ma Hla May's behavior changed?

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

5. Among the visitors to U Po Kyin's house, which of these does he agree to see, and why?

6. How has U Po Kyin risen to power?

7. Why is Flory intimidated by Verrall?

8. What does the interview in Westfield's office reveal about the native Burmese who work for the police?

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

10. How does Flory arrange to stay in town to be around Elizabeth?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Tolstoy suggests the role of the artist is to communicate emotion clearly and sincerely. Write an essay in which you consider Burmese Days as a work of art, holding it up to Tolstoy's standard.

Essay Topic 2

Consider the role of female characters in Orwell's novel. Using one or more characters as support, write an essay in which you identify an attitude or message Orwell exhibits about women or femininity in the novel.

Essay Topic 3

Consider the motif of heat in Orwell's novel. Write an essay in which you identify the author's message using the motif of heat to support your argument.

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