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. To what friends does Cyril Fielding send mail?

2. What happens to Ronny Heaslop and Adela Quested's relationship before Adela leaves for England?

3. What do Dr. Aziz and Ralph Moore take to Cyril Fielding on the lake?

4. Where is Mau?

5. With what religion is Mrs. Moore affiliated?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens on the ship?

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

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

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

5. Describe the sitting arrangements in the courtroom.

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

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

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

9. What does Dr. Aziz discover about Cyril Fielding's marital status in Part 3, Chapter 35?

10. Describe the religious tensions in Mau.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Fielding is not well accepted in the Christian community, not because of his lack of faith, but because of his disapproval of their attitudes and behaviors, which clearly violate Christian teachings. What place does this irony have in the novel? Why do you think Fielding, as an atheist, is set up as the only one who embodies Christian values?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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