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. Although he takes no action, what does Flory know would be the decent thing to do about the letter?

2. Flory signed the notice because ____________________________.

3. U Po Kyin's meal is described as ______________________.

4. Flory's fear of a confrontation with Ellis is clear because _______________________.

5. Who objects most strongly to Macgregor's notice about admitting non-whites to the Club?

Short Essay Questions

1. What attitude does U Po Kyin have about his fatness?

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

3. Why is Flory unafraid of U Po Kyin?

4. What is Ellis' complaint against the natives?

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

6. Why does Flory seem to resent Macgregor?

7. What is revealed about Flory's childhood in the chapter?

8. Why did Flory end up in Burma?

9. Why are the English men upset over the article in the Burmese Patriot?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Considering any pair of like-minded characters in the text, such as Ellis and U Po Kyin, or Verrall and Elizabeth, write an essay comparing and/or contrasting their actions and motivations.

Essay Topic 2

Identify at least three events instigated or exacerbated by racism in the novel, and write an essay in which you discuss the role of racism in pivotal events.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss how any character deals with the concepts of shame or disappointment in the novel. In your essay, choose at least three examples of the character's behavior and support your argument using these.

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