The Remains of the Day Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What event does Stevens recall as he waits for Miss Kenton?

2. Where does Stevens have tea?

3. How long did Stevens and Miss Kenton meet?

4. What does Stevens not allow himself to do regarding Lord Darlington?

5. What does the butler tell Stevens?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does Stevens justify the humiliating behavior inflicted by Lord Darlington's guests toward him? What is his view on the laws of nature? Does he truly feel that class distinction has its place even after he has been a victim of its cruelty?

Essay Topic 2

Why does Stevens feel he must be evasive about his employment with Lord Darlington? What has happened to make Stevens change his perspective on Lord Darlington? How does Stevens measure his own life by Lord Darlington's activities?

Essay Topic 3

Explain the symbolism of Stevens' sighting of the Giffen Silver Polish sign. What does silver polish signify for him? What did properly polished silver represent to important households? To Stevens?

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