The Penguin Complete Saki Test | Final 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. According to "The victim of war," what kind of hen produces a square egg?

2. At the end of "The Square Egg," what did the narrator state he is going to do?

3. Who "sat immersed in mature flirtation" on a bench facing the Northern Pheasantry?

4. To whom does James Cushat-Prinkley plan on proposing to?

5. Who has been made Governor of a West Indian dependency?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the poultry farmer say that he has done to solve the round problem of eggs?

2. What actually happened to Mrs. Umberleigh in "The Disappearance of Crispina Umberleigh"?

3. Why is Francesca considered "one of those women" that Fate had the best intentions for?

4. What does Dr. Stronetz suggest to Dimitri regarding a speedy death? ("The Death Trap.")

5. Why does Youghal state that he is not fond of Jews?

6. What does Dimitri plan to do because of his illness? ("The Death Trap.")

7. What does poultry farmer consider to be the one draw back of eggs?

8. What were the demands of Mrs. Umberleigh's "captives" regarding her ransom? ("The Disappearance of Crispina Umberleigh.")

9. Why were there so many barn owls on the fighting line? ("Birds on the Western Front.")

10. Why is there no system of reward in Hell?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Given that Saki is male, and many of his main characters are male, what do you think Saki prided men upon? Do you think that he held a patriarchal idea in regard to society? Why/Why not? Support your answer using a combination of hypothetical and textual reasoning.

Essay Topic 2

The section titled "The Square Egg" showed a very different side of Saki. Why do you think that the writings from this section were so different from the other sections? How did the happenings in Saki's life at this point change his writing? What seemed to be his focus?

Essay Topic 3

Many people have believed that Saki placed himself in all, or many, of his texts as a main character. Create a hypothesis stating whether or not you believe Saki injected himself in his texts and what the purpose served for Saki. (Do you think that he was creating himself as the person he wished to be, the person he was, or as a mask?) Support your answer completely.

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