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. How do the Europeans react to Maxwell's death?

2. What is Elizabeth's reason for snubbing Flory?

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

4. What ruins Flory's plan to deliver the leopard skin to Elizabeth?

5. How does Elizabeth thwarts Lackersteen's attempts at rape?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Why might Elizabeth enjoy holding the gun?

5. How has Ma Hla May's behavior changed?

6. Who or what does Verrall despise?

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

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

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

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

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 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

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.

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