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 does Mrs. Lackersteen imply to Elizabeth?

2. Fighting for the English was U Po Kyin's dream so that he could ______________.

3. What words does Flory use to describe himself?

4. Flory signed the notice because ____________________________.

5. What keeps U Po Kyin from being exposed by those who complain against him?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Lackersteen's wife distrust him?

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

3. Why is Flory so lonely?

4. Why does Flory seem to resent Macgregor?

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

6. Why does Flory choose to remain in Burma?

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

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

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

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

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

Consider the significance of the setting of the novel. Write an essay in which you identify at least three facets of the setting that directly impact events of the novel. Use the text to develop and support your argument.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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