Burmese Days Test | Final 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. Why does Elizabeth seem more approachable to Flory that evening?

2. Who commits the murder?

3. What ugly image accompanies the description of the cemetery and graves?

4. As Elizabeth and Verrall dance outside, the moon is described as _________________________.

5. Elizabeth now believes she can describe Flory with her deadliest word: ________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Flory intimidated by Verrall?

2. Who or what helps Flory through the difficulties he is having at the camp?

3. Why does Flory's birthmark discourage him from kissing Elizabeth?

4. The description of the evening on which Elizabeth and Verrall dance sets what kind of tone for their relationship?

5. In what position does Flory find himself at the end of Chapter 19?

6. How does Orwell describe the leopard as it is being killed?

7. What do Ellis and Westfield plan to do in response to Maxwell's murder?

8. What choice does Macgregor offer the Englishmen in regards to electing a native member of the Club?

9. What do Elizabeth's comments about the Burmese reveal about her?

10. What is Mrs. Lackersteen's plan for Elizabeth?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

If, as Roseanne Cash states, "The key to change... is to let go of fear," consider the potential for change among the characters or institutions in the novel. Write an essay in which you argue for or against the potential for change in any character or institution, considering Cash's statement.

Essay Topic 2

Consider the contrasting motifs of pride and humility in the text. Who or what can be considered proud in the novel? Who or what would be considered humble? Write an essay in which you explore Orwell's definitions of pride and humility, using examples from the text to support your argument.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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