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. What causes Mrs. Lackersteen to lecture Elizabeth on being "cheap?"

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

3. What is the description of the mood of Chapter 17?

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

5. Although Elizabeth and Verrall ride together frequently, __________________________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Elizabeth's attitude toward Flory?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Henry Louis Mencken said, "There is something even more valuable to civilization than wisdom, and that is character." Consider Orwell's messages about civilization in the novel. Write an essay in which you defend, refute, or qualify Mencken's statement using examples from the text to support your argument.

Essay Topic 2

Consider the role of female characters in Orwell's novel. Using one or more characters as support, write an essay in which you identify an attitude or message Orwell exhibits about women or femininity in the novel.

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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