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. With whom does Reginald regard with distrust in "Reginald at the Theater"?

2. What have none of Marion Eggelby's children been brought up to play?

3. What does Mrs. Packletide do with the dead tiger?

4. What food passion does the Royal duchess have?

5. Where is Reginald sitting at the opening of "Reginald in Russia"?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. In "The Innocence of Reginald," what two things does Reginald believe fail to go together?

10. Why is Mrs. Olston so protective of the buzzards and their eggs?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Saki used a lot of animals in his texts. Why do you believe Saki used so many animals? How do you believe he felt about them? What could the animals represent for Saki? Does Saki give a favorable impression of animals or not? Why? Support your thoughts.

Essay Topic 2

How did Saki's life translate into his writings? What personal attributes did he use to create his characters? Name and define at least three personal attributes and the parallel to the character.

Essay Topic 3

Many of Saki's characters are not fully developed characters. They are actually both flat and static characters. Discuss why you believe Saki used flat and static characters in his texts. Create a hypothesis, at least three supporting ideas, and fully develop your argument in favor of your hypothesis.

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