The Siege of Krishnapur Test | Mid-Book 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 is the name of the Spaniel traveling with the new British arrivals in the colony?

2. Which of the women had a beautiful voice and sang "Oh God our help in ages past..."?

3. There was talk of shooting what besides the dogs?

4. What do the British call the native servants?

5. What area do the British assign Major Hogan to defend?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Hari do to Fleury?

2. What new technology does the Collector contemplate and why?

3. What are some of the Collector's beloved objects in his study?

4. Who were the new arrivals in Krishnapur in Part 1, Chapter 2 and why were they so warmly welcomed?

5. What smell awakens the Collector in the night?

6. What are some military procedures which Harry instructs his men in?

7. What are some of the wonders of nature which the Padre mentions while extolling God?

8. What are some of the ominous signs of future danger in Chapter 8?

9. What animals are lying in the shadows of the church?

10. What new invention does the Collector contemplate using in the defense of the cantonment and what is it a forerunner of?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

1) Describe the behavior of the residents during the cholera epidemic. What do they carry around with them at all times? Which of the doctors

seem to inspire more confidence in them? Why?

2) Describe the differing opinions of Dr. Dunstaple and Dr. McNab as to the cause of cholera?

3) Describe the different treatments Dr. Dunstaple and Dr. McNab use in the treatment of cholera.

Choose two of the three topics to write on.

Essay Topic 2

1) Compare the characters of Harry and Fleury. How are they alike, how different?

2) Compare the characters of the Magistrate and the Collector, their similarities , their differences.

3) Compare the characters of Lucy and Louise.

Choose two of the three character comparisons to write on.

Essay Topic 3

1) Describe the author's use of symbolism using the rose in the Collector's lapel an the animals taking shelter from the heat as examples. What do they symbolise?

2) Describe how Harry helps the men with their military procedures. What does he teach them.

3) Describe examples of animals and nature the Padre uses to exemplify God's grand design. Do you find some of these a bit comical?

Choose two of the three topics to write on.

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