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. Elizabeth's behavior at the headman's house could be described as ______________________.

2. Why are Elizabeth and Verrall indifferent to the heat?

3. Flory is convinced he is ______________________.

4. What is Elizabeth's first thought when she thinks of Flory?

5. What does Flory mistakenly believe?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is the result of Ellis' confrontation with the local boys?

4. Why is Flory intimidated by Verrall?

5. Why do the Englishmen decide that Verrall is ungracious?

6. What is U Po Kyin's version of the love triangle between Flory, Elizabeth and Verrall?

7. What happens for Flory as a result of his role in the riot?

8. What causes the change in Flory's mood after he visits Dr. Veraswami?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

A German proverb states, "If the eye does not want to see, neither light nor glasses will help." Examine the motif of sight in the novel. Write an essay in which you identify any character or characters who "do not want to see," and discuss Orwell's message regarding the consequences of such behavior.

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

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.

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