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. To whom does Aziz write in Chapter 37?

2. Who picks up Adela immediately after the trial?

3. Who thinks Cyril Fielding and Adela Quested are marrying?

4. What do Cyril Fielding and Dr. Aziz discuss during their celebration of the results of the trial?

5. For whom does Dr. Aziz work?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Dr. Aziz go to the house where Cyril Fielding is staying?

2. Describe a similarity between Nawab Bahudar and Cyril Fielding.

3. How does the lieutenant governor react to Cyril Fielding's handling of the trial?

4. What does Professor Godbole conclude about Mrs. Moore?

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

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

7. Describe the religious ceremony in which Professor Godbole is participating.

8. Describe Dr. Aziz's response to Cyril Fielding's attempts to be polite when they run into each other on a walk in Mau.

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

10. Describe Dr. Aziz's conviction about Adela Quested regarding her wedding plans.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Fielding is not well accepted in the Christian community, not because of his lack of faith, but because of his disapproval of their attitudes and behaviors, which clearly violate Christian teachings. What place does this irony have in the novel? Why do you think Fielding, as an atheist, is set up as the only one who embodies Christian values?

Essay Topic 2

In the novel, the heat is mentioned on multiple occasions. For example, during the trial, every action and emotion is influenced by the extreme heat, especially since the courtroom is filled with multiple people, and there is obviously no air conditioning. How does the heat affect the general feeling of the novel? Give examples of how the heat serves as a metaphor for other events in the novel.

Essay Topic 3

In earlier versions of the book, Forster was much more explicit in the sexual aspects of the assault, and the strap of the field glasses was used to strangle Adela. In one version, she used the glasses as a weapon to free herself from her attacker. By the time Forster had revised the book for publication, the attack is much more ambiguous, tentative, and tenuous. What effect do you think Forster's edits have on the plot of the book? How would the plot of the book be different if he had not made these changes?

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