A Passage to India Test | 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. 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"?

2. After talking to Mrs. Moore and discussing Mr. Callendar, Dr. Aziz decides that she is_____.

3. How does Cyril Fielding shock Dr. Aziz and his friends?

4. How does Adela react in response to offending Aziz?

5. Mrs. Moore tells Ronny Heaslop about her encounter with Dr. Aziz in the mosque. Which of the following are true?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where is Adela Quested when she can't be found?

2. Who are Aziz's friends, and how can they be described?

3. Why is it significant that Dr. Aziz shows Cyril Fielding a picture of his wife?

4. Describe Mrs. Moore's attitude towards Adela Quested and the case.

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

6. Describe the evidence against Dr. Aziz.

7. Describe the difference in Nawab Bahadur and Mahmoud Ali's response to the bridge party invitation.

8. What is the purpose of the women gathering before the trial with Adela Quested?

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

10. What does Mrs. Moore notice regarding Ronny Heaslop's response to Cousin Kate?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

At one point in the book Fielding claims, "I travel light." Does Fielding travel as light as he claims? What attachments does he have to the people and places around him that might affect his ability to "travel light"?

Essay Topic 2

The identification of gender roles seems to play a key part in the development of the book. There is hesitancy to let white women have contact with Indians. What role do you think that the Anglo women play in the Indian society of the book? What responsibilities do the women have?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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