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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. The Collector oversleeps in the beginning of Chapter 10 but who made the round of the defenses in his place?

2. Who is accidentally lifted off the ground by the Eradicator?

3. What was shattering the Collector's nerves in Chapter 10?

4. What do the Padre and Vokins do to help during the siege?

5. How do the British men describe the upbringing of rich natives?

Short Essay Questions

1. What had Dr. McNab done which particularly annoyed Dr. Dunstaple?

2. What happens in the Collector's study when he returns there?

3. Where is Hari kept and what does he say he'll never do?

4. What does Hari do to Fleury?

5. What smell awakens the Collector in the night?

6. What three men do the Padre and the Collector have to bury and what is the problem concerning the burial?

7. Who do Harry and Fleury go back to try to save and what is the outcome?

8. What is Hari interested in and what does he do to the Prime Minister to because of this interest?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

1) Describe the scene where Louise and Fleury are in the Sunday School. What does the Padre have the children do and what is the outcome?

2) Write about the Collector's thoughts about the electroplating technology. Why does he feel its so important?

3) What is your opinion of the Padre and his view that he is bringing salvation not only to the native Christians but to the British residents.

Do you think he is doing good or spreading fear? What are some of the points he tries to make in his sermonizing?

Choose two of the three topics to write on.

Essay Topic 2

1) Describe the final attack on the Residency. What are some of the comical moments which take place during this attack?

2) Describe Fleury's reaction to hearing the singing of prayers and the tolling of bells floating over the plain. What does he ponder while listening to the beauty of the singing?

3) Who ends up married to whom after the siege is over and life returns to normal?

Choose two of the three topics to write on.

Essay Topic 3

1) Describe the plain the travelers to Krishnapur pass through. What are the landscape, the buildings, and the animals like?

2) Describe the Krishnapur Poetry Society. How are the women and their poetry treated by the Magistrate? The Collector?

3) What makes the Collector suspect future danger for the cantonment and what does he do about it?

Choose two of the three topics to write about.

(see the answer keys)

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