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 do the Burmese riot outside the Club?

2. What does Flory mistakenly believe?

3. What do the locals carry ashore at the end of Chapter twenty-one?

4. Why does Flory not kiss Elizabeth in the jungle?

5. What does Flory do when he learns the truth about Elizabeth's affair with Verrall?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

6. What is Elizabeth's attitude toward Flory?

7. What is the result of Ellis' confrontation with the local boys?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Considering any pair of like-minded characters in the text, such as Ellis and U Po Kyin, or Verrall and Elizabeth, write an essay comparing and/or contrasting their actions and motivations.

Essay Topic 2

Consider the significance of the setting of the novel. Write an essay in which you identify at least three facets of the setting that directly impact events of the novel. Use the text to develop and support your argument.

Essay Topic 3

Orwell's novel contains many examples of power and weakness. Consider Orwell's purpose or intent in developing these motifs. Then write an essay in which you use examples of power and weakness to support an argument for Orwell's purpose.

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