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Mid-Book 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. With what are Nancy Derek and Mrs. McBryde helping Adela Quested?

2. Who is not one of the people that Cyril Fielding meets with regarding Dr. Aziz's situation?

3. Who says to Mrs. Moore, "You're superior to them, anyway. Don't forget that. You're superior to everyone in India except one or two of the Ranis, and they're on an equality"?

4. In Chapter 21, what holiday is being celebrated in the city?

5. Who denies Cyril Fielding a visit with Adela Quested?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do the plans to go to the cave get rekindled?

2. What are Cyril Fielding's opinions of the English occupation?

3. What does Dr. Aziz discover about Cyril Fielding's marital status in Part 3, Chapter 35?

4. What do the postcards that Cyril Fielding writes to his Indian friends signify?

5. How do Adela Quested and Cyril Fielding part when Adela returns to England?

6. How does Adela Quested offend Dr. Aziz on the picnic, before they enter the caves?

7. What are Dr. Aziz's feelings about the British in India?

8. What role does the climate play within the novel?

9. What happens when the party returns from the caves to Chandrapore?

10. Why is the bridge party organized?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

In the book, is it significant that it is an Anglo female saying that she was attacked by an Indian male? How would the book be different if it was an Indian woman accusing a white man? What role does race play in the trial and the events preceding it?

Essay Topic 2

At the end of the book, Fielding and Aziz reignite their friendship, but they part knowing that they will not see each other again. How is this significant to the ending of the book? Why do you think Forster makes sure that the audience knows they do not meet again?

Essay Topic 3

Dr. Lal, Aziz's colleague, is portrayed as a self-serving, despicable game-player. His character provides a contrast to Fielding, who has done what is right regardless of cost to himself. Compare and contrast these two characters and describe how other characters fit into a continuum if Lal is placed on one end and Fielding on the other.

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