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. What does Professor Godbole decide is his duty?

2. Who was stung by a bee?

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

4. Why is Cyril Fielding being sent away in Chapter 31?

5. What does Adela Quested do to the person trying to blackmail her?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe the religious tensions in Mau.

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

4. How does Adela Quested justify her original accusation against Dr. Aziz?

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

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

7. How do Adela Quested and Cyril Fielding part when Adela returns to England?

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

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

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

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

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 3

One conflict that Forster has set up is between religions. Aziz is Muslim and does not understand or feel comfortable with either Hindu or Christian. However, he does admire Professor Godbole, who, although he is of a superior caste and would be expected to look down on everyone else, is kind and friendly. What other examples of religious conflict contribute to the feeling of the novel? How do these religious conflicts compare to other conflicts in the novel?

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