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. The Collector mused about the qualities of what insects at the beginning of Chapter 8?

2. What was the physical manifestation of the Collector's grieving mind?

3. What is a daguerreotype?

4. What was the name of the Collector's English manservant?

5. Who saved Fleury at the last moment when he was waiting for a sepoy to pierce him with a sabre?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the yearly disagreement between the Magistrate and the local farmers?

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

3. What kind of father is the Collector? Give examples.

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

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

6. What does Hari do to Fleury?

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

8. What did the Padre complain about?

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

10. What does the Padre ask the Sunday School children to do?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

1) Write about the symbol of Chloe in comparison to the pariah dogs. How does Chloe change and does it mirror the change in the British

residents during the siege?

2) What is the view of women held by the men of the Residency? This is a typical point of view during the Victorian era.

3) What is the positive transformation which takes place in the characters of Harry and Fleury during the siege?

Choose two of the three topics to write on.

Essay Topic 2

1) Describe some of the personal possessions the British residents refuse to part with and pile up in the Residency. Do you feel this is


2) Write your opinion of Lucy's repeated threats to commit suicide. Do you feel they're legitimate or is she just trying to get attention. What is

your opinion of Harry's and Fleury's reaction to Lucy?

3) How is the situation of the native Christians and Eurasians wailing outside the gates handled? Is this a fair decision , in your opinion?

Choose two of the three topics to write on.

Essay Topic 3

1) Describe Fleury's invention. What is it called? Is it successful?

2) Whom do Fleury and Harry go back to try to save? Are they successful? What about a locket?

3) Describe Fleury's birthday celebration. What does Louise make as a present for him?

Choose two of the three topics to write on.

(see the answer keys)

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