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. Why is Cyril Fielding mad at Dr. Aziz when he runs into him on the walk?

2. What does Dr. Aziz think will happen if Cyril Fielding and Adela Quested marry?

3. Where does Chapter 27 take place?

4. Who says if the British don't leave in his lifetime, they will leave in his children's?

5. Aziz wants to get away from __________ after the trial.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Describe the religious tensions in Mau.

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

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

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

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

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

10. What does the servant approach Adela Quested with when she is leaving?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

A Passage to India seems a fairly obvious title for this story that takes place in Chandrapore, India. How well do you think this title conveys the events in the novel? Do you think that another title would be more appropriate? Suggest an alternate title and describe how this title accurately depicts what takes place in the novel.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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