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 pulls the carriage in which Adela is riding away from the trial?

2. Where is Mau?

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

4. To whom does Aziz write in Chapter 37?

5. Who tries to blackmail Adela Quested?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is the actual scandal in Chandrapore?

4. Describe the religious tensions in Mau.

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

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

7. Describe the sitting arrangements in the courtroom.

8. Describe the reaction to Mrs. Moore aboard the ship.

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In the novel, some of the characters names seem to say something about their actual role in the novel. For example, Adela Quested is on a quest, or journey, in India and Fielding seems to spend much of his time fielding ideas from various other characters as one of the main moderators in the novel. What is the significance of a name in the novel? Who else has names that describe the role the character plays? Why do you think Forster chose to give these characters their names?

Essay Topic 2

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?

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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