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 do the Burmese riot outside the Club?

2. The earthquake inspires what kind of feeling in the members of the Club after it is over?

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

4. Why does Ko S'la tell Flory he should not attempt to play polo?

5. Elizabeth understands that Flory ________________________.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Ellis get involved in a skirmish with the local boys?

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

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

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

6. Who or what does Verrall despise?

7. What unpleasant event does Elizabeth face before going to the Club?

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

9. How does Flory arrange to stay in town to be around Elizabeth?

10. What has the day of shooting done for Flory and Elizabeth?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Orwell's novel contains many examples of power and weakness. Consider Orwell's purpose or intent in developing these motifs. Then write an essay in which you use examples of power and weakness to support an argument for Orwell's purpose.

Essay Topic 3

Some of the characters in Orwell's novel are not what they appear to be to be, or behave in ways that contradict their beliefs. Choose one character and write an essay in which you explore his or her contradicting beliefs and actions.

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