Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz 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?
The Marabar caves are an essential component in the setting for this story. Whereas in Chandrapore we can see graphically the cultural levels with the British living on a tier above the other residents, the caves represent a complex spiritual force that will blast the action to its climax. Explain how the caves serve as a character in the play. What is the role of the caves? How are the caves personified? How do the caves affect different characters?
Throughout the book, Aziz regularly lies or misrepresents the facts. When he invites Fielding's guests to his house, he knows he cannot entertain them there. Later he tells Adela that she can come and visit his wife, but his wife is dead. Why do you think Forester chooses to represent this Indian character in this way? Does this characteristic take away from Aziz's likability as the main character of the book? Does it affect how you see the trial in the book?
Mrs. Moore rises above the religious conflict and sets an example for how all of them might come together and live in peace. She is eventually venerated by the Hindus, and Aziz, a Muslim, never fails to admire her and hold her example up for himself and others. Do you think this worshiping of Mrs. Moore is fair? Why or why not? How does Mrs. Moore support or go against this ideal that has been developed?
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