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. Who greets Flory and Elizabeth when they go ashore?

2. Killing the leopard has created what feeling between Flory and Elizabeth?

3. What does U Po Kyin's plan finally cause Ma Kin to feel?

4. Flory's camp has run out of its opium supply because _________________________.

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why might Elizabeth enjoy holding the gun?

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

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

4. Who or what does Verrall despise?

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

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

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

8. What is Elizabeth's attitude toward Flory?

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

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

Identify at least three events instigated or exacerbated by racism in the novel, and write an essay in which you discuss the role of racism in pivotal events.

Essay Topic 3

Flory uses many allusions in his conversations. Identify at least three of these allusions and identify any character traits Orwell reveals in Flory's allusions. Write an essay in which you explore Orwell's characterization of Flory through his allusions.

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