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. What game do the Englishmen play In the evening?

3. What confrontation does Flory endure?

4. Many of Flory's early years in Burma were spent ____________________________.

5. The Club is ______________________.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Why is Flory unafraid of U Po Kyin?

5. Why does Flory choose to remain in Burma?

6. Who are Westfield, Ellis, Lackersteen, Macgregor and Maxwell?

7. Describe the European Club.

8. What is the lie Flory believes the English tell themselves?

9. How does Veraswami respond to Flory's verbal attacks on his fellow Europeans?

10. Why does Lackersteen's wife distrust him?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Henry Louis Mencken said, "There is something even more valuable to civilization than wisdom, and that is character." Consider Orwell's messages about civilization in the novel. Write an essay in which you defend, refute, or qualify Mencken's statement using examples from the text to support your argument.

Essay Topic 2

Consider the roles of nature and the natural in Orwell's novel. Write an essay in which you explore the significance of nature and the natural in relation to Orwell's message.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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