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. What nickname is Ellis given to Dr. Veraswami?

2. How does Flory discover Lackersteen's niece, Elizabeth?

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

4. What does U Po Kyin believe will bring him merit at the end of the chapter?

5. Why is Flory ashamed of himself?

Short Essay Questions

1. How has U Po Kyin risen to power?

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

3. What kind of relationship does U Po Kyin seem to have with Ma Kin?

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

5. Why does Lackersteen's wife distrust him?

6. How is Veraswami's veranda described?

7. Why is Flory so lonely?

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

9. Why is Flory unafraid of U Po Kyin?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Flory uses many allusions in his conversations. Identify at least three of these allusions and identify any character traits Orwell reveals in Flory's allusions. Write an essay in which you explore Orwell's characterization of Flory through his allusions.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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