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 does Elizabeth seem more approachable to Flory that evening?

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

3. Who commits the murder?

4. Whose arrival alarms Mrs. Lackersteen and Elizabeth?

5. What "sacrifice" does Mrs. Lackersteen make for Elizabeth?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. Why might Elizabeth enjoy holding the gun?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Consider the motif of heat in Orwell's novel. Write an essay in which you identify the author's message using the motif of heat to support your argument.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Consider the roles of nature and the natural in Orwell's novel. Write an essay in which you explore the significance of nature and the natural in relation to Orwell's message.

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