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 does Lackersteen justify his drinking and philandering?

2. Who are Francis and Samuel?

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

4. When Lackersteen invites Verrall to the Club, __________________________.

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What is Mrs. Lackersteen's plan for Elizabeth?

5. Who or what does Verrall despise?

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

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

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

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

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

If, as Roseanne Cash states, "The key to change... is to let go of fear," consider the potential for change among the characters or institutions in the novel. Write an essay in which you argue for or against the potential for change in any character or institution, considering Cash's statement.

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 Orwell's use of parasites as motif in the novel. In your essay, identify who or what Orwell might consider a parasite. Use examples from the text to support your argument.

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