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. Orwell states that in India you are not judged for what you do but ___________________.

2. Flory visits Veraswami in order to _______________________________.

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

4. What causes the Englishmen to feel envy for Verrall?

5. Elizabeth understands that Flory ________________________.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why is Flory intimidated by Verrall?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Consider the role of allusion in the novel. To whom or what does any character (or the narrator) allude? Why are these allusions important to characterization or development of the message? Write an essay in which you discuss the allusions in the novel, explaining their significance to the author's message or purpose.

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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