A Passage to India 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. Who says, "I'm afraid I have made a mistake"?

2. What does Ronny Heaslop tell Hamidullah and Cyril Fielding when he visits them after Mrs. Moore has left the country?

3. Who wants to attack the collector and the chief of police?

4. Which of the following events happens, bringing Cyril Fielding and Dr. Aziz back together as friends?

5. Who abandons Adela Quested after the trial?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Mrs. Moore's attitude on the ship.

2. What does Dr. Aziz do when he gets to the guest house?

3. Describe the religious tensions in Mau.

4. Why are Adela Quested's arrangements of where to stay after the trial ends an issue?

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

6. Why does Dr. Aziz drop the case against Adela Quested?

7. How is Adela Quested received after the trial ends?

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

9. What happens on the roof of Mr. Zulfiqar's mansion?

10. Describe Dr. Aziz and Cyril Fielding's discussion of compensation for Adela Quested.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Fielding is an educator in the book. What role does education play in the society of The Passage to India? Which characters welcome and which resist education?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Often in novels, authors use one or more characters to argue their own viewpoints. Research Forster's own viewpoints. What character or set of characters do you think that Forster is using to communicate his own viewpoints? Is there a specific character that can be defined as Forster?

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