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. How does Orlando feel about finally having a wedding ring on her finger after marrying Shelmerdine?

2. What kind of establishments does Orlando visit in London when she begins dressing oddly?

3. What does Orlando and the archduke bet to see if a fly will land on?

4. What changes that signals to Shelmerdine that it is time to go back to sea?

5. Which of the following things does the note Orlando finds on her home in England NOT say when she returns for the first time as a woman?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the force that takes over Orlando's hand while she is writing described at the beginning of Chapter 5?

2. Why does Orlando choose Mr. Pope to be her suitor?

3. What is the nature of Orlando's conversation with the archduchess when Orlando invites her inside in Chapter 4?

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

5. What do Orlando and Shelmerdine reveal to one another when they each suggest there is something different about the other after they begin courting?

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

7. How is Orlando's life described once King Edward takes the throne?

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

9. How is Orlando and Shelmerdine's wedding described?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine the role of the narrator in the book. What tone is the narrator trying to set in the book, and what reasons can be given for this?

Essay Topic 2

Examine the role of reading in the book. What can be learned about the nature of Orlando based on his hobby of reading as shown in the book?

Essay Topic 3

The theme of sleeping is seen many times in the character Orlando and has the opportunity to represent many things in the context of the book.

Part 1.) What motivations or triggers are normally present when Orlando enters into a deep sleep in the book?

Part 2.) What symbolism might the author wish for sleep to represent in terms of change and transformation in the book?

Part 3.) What is telling in the absence of these deep sleeps after Orlando becomes a woman?

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