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

2. As Elizabeth and Verrall dance outside, the moon is described as _________________________.

3. Flory is convinced he is ______________________.

4. Who greets Flory and Elizabeth when they go ashore?

5. Why are Elizabeth and Verrall indifferent to the heat?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is Elizabeth's attitude toward Flory?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Consider the role of desperation in characters' decisions and actions in the novel. Write an essay in which you identify any character and his or her actions as desperate and discuss the consequences that face the character as a result.

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

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.

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