Orlando: A Biography 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 Orlando NOT feel toward Nick Greene but is still happy by his enthusiasm for her work?

2. Whom does Orlando find a letter from inviting her into their company in Chapter 4?

3. What is the name of the servant at Orlando's estate who claims she thought he would change into a woman all along?

4. What does the thing that controls Orlando's hand do when she is trying to write her poem?

5. How does Shelmerdine's attempts at entertaining Orlando cause her to feel toward his company?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Orlando accidentally shows a bit of ankle on deck of the merchant ship to England?

2. How does Orlando react after thinking about all her past lives at the end of the book?

3. Why can't Orlando rejoin high society after gaining her possessions back as a woman?

4. Why does Orlando go to a bookshop after running into Nicolas Greene on the street?

5. What does Orlando do when she begins dressing up like a man regularly?

6. How are Nicolas Greene's accomplishments described in Chapter 6?

7. How does the archduke save Orlando from a crowd of commoners who remember her as a man?

8. How is Orlando's walk in the park described in Chapter 5?

9. What is the nature of the note Orlando finds at Blackfriars when she first returns there as a woman?

10. How does Shelmerdine entertain Orlando when they first begin courting?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The act of writing is something that experiences a full evolution from the beginning of the book to the end.

Part 1.) How does Orlando's writing evolve over the course of the book, and what motivates this evolution?

Part 2.) What is telling about the nature of Orlando's writing based on how it changes after she is married?

Part 3.) How does the author use writing as a medium to symbolize the answer for finding the perfect balance in life?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the theme of escape present in the book. What reasons does Orlando have for continually seeking escape from others in the book, and what is telling of his character based on this reaction?

Essay Topic 3

The theme of solitude is one presented early in the book and follows Orlando throughout all stages of life.

Part 1.) What role might Orlando's inability to feel comfortable in social situations have on his need for solitude?

Part 2.) What is telling of Orlando's nature and ability to cope with issues of life based on his search for solitude in the book?

Part 3.) What is responsible for Orlando's escape from solitude, and what is significant about this?

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