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. Who pulls the carriage in which Adela is riding away from the trial?

3. What happens regarding the rumor of Adela and Fielding?

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

5. Who thinks Cyril Fielding and Adela Quested are marrying?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What happens on the ship?

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

5. What is the actual scandal in Chandrapore?

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

7. Describe the sitting arrangements in the courtroom.

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

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

10. Describe Cyril Fielding's trip.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

At the end of the book, Fielding and Aziz reignite their friendship, but they part knowing that they will not see each other again. How is this significant to the ending of the book? Why do you think Forster makes sure that the audience knows they do not meet again?

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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