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. Where does Arlington Stringham tell his joke?

2. What does Reginald state is "an absurdly overrated affair"?

3. What does the condemned man come across on a dark and lonely highway?

4. According to Reginald, in "Reginald on House-Parties", who does one never really know?

5. What is the Brogue known as?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to "Reginald on Christmas Presents," why are aunts a "difficult class to deal with"?

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

3. Why is Mrs. Mullet unhappy that Mr Penricarde had purchased the Brogue?

4. While looking for buried treasure, what does Vasco find?

5. What, according to Clovis, is different about his mother getting married "this time"?

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

7. What happens when Mrs. Packletide shot at the tiger?

8. Why does Clovis state that Hugo Peterby is at Mrs. Olston's home?

9. Why does Mrs. Packletide believe that she needs to kill a tiger in India?

10. Why does Clovis believe that oysters are "more beautiful than any religion"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Saki used many literary techniques in his writing. Chose a literary technique that you believe was prevalent in many of the texts. Describe Saki's use of the technique in at least three of his stories. What is the technique? What was the story? How was it used?

Essay Topic 2

Negligence was a theme that seemed to run rampant throughout the texts. Detail and describe three different instances where a character was negligent to react given the surroundings.

Essay Topic 3

Many of Saki's texts seem to have an unbelievable or an outrageous meaning. Which of the stories did you find the most unbelievable or outrageous? Why? What, specifically, gave the story its outrageous storyline?

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