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 royal takes over the throne near the end of Chapter 6?

2. Who does Orlando begin thinking about after returning to the ship after going ashore with the captain in Chapter 4?

3. In what way does Orlando realize she is able to write after she is married?

4. What does Orlando feel she may no longer need to do now that she is married?

5. What does Orlando realize that marriage has done for her life?

Short Essay Questions

1. What good news does Orlando receive near the end of Chapter 5?

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

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

4. What effect does Orlando realize becoming married has had on her writing?

5. How does Orlando react after she realizes everyone around her is wearing a wedding ring in Chapter 5?

6. What does Orlando do after she finishes her poem "The Oak Tree"?

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

8. How does Orlando's writing change after she realizes that being married has helped her writing become freer?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the symbolism of clouds in the book. How might the clouds shown in the book represent the suffocation Orlando feels in his surroundings in England?

Essay Topic 2

Examine the portrayal of cross-dressing in the book. What might the author be saying about the ambiguity of gender based on the prevalence of cross-dressers shown in the book?

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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