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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 insists that violence against the British will not serve anyone's best interests?
2. Who has traveled with Cyril Fielding to Mau?
3. With what does Adela Quested want Cyril Fielding to help her?
4. To what is Mrs. Moore looking forward?
5. As friends, where do Cyril Fielding and Dr. Aziz go to discuss the politics of India?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why can't Adela Quested leave the college?
2. Why are Adela Quested's arrangements of where to stay after the trial ends an issue?
3. What does Professor Godbole conclude about Mrs. Moore?
4. Describe the religious tensions in Mau.
5. What does Dr. Aziz do when he gets to the guest house?
6. What are Dr. Aziz's feelings about the British in India?
7. Describe the relationship between Cyril Fielding and Dr. Aziz at the end of the novel.
8. Describe the religious ceremony in which Professor Godbole is participating.
9. Describe Dr. Aziz's attitude towards Cyril Fielding when they first meet in Mau.
10. Describe Cyril Fielding's trip.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Aziz shows Fielding a photograph of his wife, going against the Muslim tradition of "purdah" in which a woman cannot show her face to men outside of her family. Why does Aziz choose to show Fielding this picture? How is this significant?
Essay Topic 2
Mr. McBryde opens with "everyone knows the man's guilty," then goes on to give the details of the "assault." He ends by remarking that the darker races are physically attracted by the fairer, but not vice versa-a scientific fact, he claims. Describe how Mr. McBryde's remark characterizes the general attitude of the Anglo Indians. Explain the role that racial prejudice plays in the novel.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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