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

2. What does Dr. Aziz do regarding Adela Quested?

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

4. Who picks up Adela immediately after the trial?

5. Who says, "I'm afraid I have made a mistake"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the actual scandal in Chandrapore?

2. Describe Dr. Aziz's attitude towards Cyril Fielding when they first meet in Mau.

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

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

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

6. Describe the sitting arrangements in the courtroom.

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

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

9. Describe the religious tensions in Mau.

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

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 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

The identification of gender roles seems to play a key part in the development of the book. There is hesitancy to let white women have contact with Indians. What role do you think that the Anglo women play in the Indian society of the book? What responsibilities do the women have?

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