The Penguin Complete Saki 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 poetic device does Reginald use in the first line of his poem on peace?

2. What present does Reginald not want at all for Christmas?

3. What is the name of the family who lose their child in "The Quest"?

4. At the opening of "The Match-Maker," what time is it?

5. How many miles do the children at Toad-Water have to walk to school?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Clovis believe that his mother needs to get married?

2. Why is Reginald trying to "forgive the furniture"?

3. What does Reinald say one comes to know at a host's home?

4. What happens as a result of the feud in Toad-Water?

5. What does Clovis do to insure that Jane has left before Dora shows up at his home?

6. According to the Baroness, in "Esme," what does poverty do?

7. What does Esme do to the gypsy child?

8. What is the "only consolation" that the condemned man asks for?

9. How is the Brogue listed in sale catalogs?

10. What does Reginald state about hors d'oeuvres?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Saki seemed to disregard children. In many of the stories, Saki's attitude toward children seemed to one of disregard. Do you agree? Why? Do you disagree? Why? Be sure to include textual evidence to support your stand.

Essay Topic 2

Many of Saki's writings included some type of humor. Humor seemed to be a way for Saki to engage the reader in an otherwise mundane storyline. Find three examples of humor in a text that depended upon humor. Explain why the humor was necessary, what type of humor was used and what the result of the humor had on the text itself.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the characters Reginald and Clovis. Are these the same character, just given different names? How are the characters similar? How are they different? How could they be seen as mirror-images or foils?

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