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 are Elizabeth and Verrall indifferent to the heat?

2. Why is Ellis upset that Verrall has abused the butler?

3. At the end of the chapter, Flory begins to believe ______________________________.

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why do the Englishmen decide that Verrall is ungracious?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Some of the characters in Orwell's novel are not what they appear to be to be, or behave in ways that contradict their beliefs. Choose one character and write an essay in which you explore his or her contradicting beliefs and actions.

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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