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. In what event is Professor Godbole participating in Mau?

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

3. As friends, where do Cyril Fielding and Dr. Aziz go to discuss the politics of India?

4. What does Cyril Fielding find out from Dr. Aziz regarding Mrs. Moore?

5. Where is Mau?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Dr. Aziz released?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. Describe the relationship between Cyril Fielding and Dr. Aziz at the end of the novel.

10. Why can't Adela Quested leave the college?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Marabar caves are an essential component in the setting for this story. Whereas in Chandrapore we can see graphically the cultural levels with the British living on a tier above the other residents, the caves represent a complex spiritual force that will blast the action to its climax. Explain how the caves serve as a character in the play. What is the role of the caves? How are the caves personified? How do the caves affect different characters?

Essay Topic 2

Throughout the book, Aziz regularly lies or misrepresents the facts. When he invites Fielding's guests to his house, he knows he cannot entertain them there. Later he tells Adela that she can come and visit his wife, but his wife is dead. Why do you think Forester chooses to represent this Indian character in this way? Does this characteristic take away from Aziz's likability as the main character of the book? Does it affect how you see the trial in the book?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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