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. How is Flory received at Dr. Veraswami's house?

2. Flory feels Elizabeth may be a kindred spirit because ____________________________.

3. Mrs. Lackersteen believes the natives are _________________________.

4. Ko S'la disapproves of Ma Hla May because _____________________________.

5. The Club is ______________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Lackersteen's wife distrust him?

2. How is Veraswami's veranda described?

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

4. How has U Po Kyin risen to power?

5. What is U Po Kyin's plan against Dr. Veraswami?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

George Bernard Shaw said, "Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated." Consider the roles of hatred and cowardice in the novel. Then write an essay in which you identify Orwell's definition of either concept using textual examples as support.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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