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 are Elizabeth and Verrall indifferent to the heat?

2. What do the locals carry ashore at the end of Chapter twenty-one?

3. What effect does Elizabeth have on Verrall?

4. Verrall's face is described as _____________________.

5. Who are Francis and Samuel?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why might Elizabeth enjoy holding the gun?

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

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

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

5. What do the two riderless ponies indicate about Verrall and Elizabeth?

6. Who or what does Verrall despise?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Consider the role of allusion in the novel. To whom or what does any character (or the narrator) allude? Why are these allusions important to characterization or development of the message? Write an essay in which you discuss the allusions in the novel, explaining their significance to the author's message or purpose.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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