The Penguin Complete Saki Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is the train heading in "The Disappearance of Crispina Umbreleigh"?

2. According to the wine merchant, what is the "feminine craze" at the time of his aunt's disappearance?

3. Why is Dimitri going to be killed?

4. Which bird does the Russian naturalists state has disappeared?

5. Why is Lena concerned about her husband's plans for Easter?

Essay 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

Loss was a major theme in many of the texts. But, for Saki as the author, the feeling of loss did not seem to affect him (or his characters). Describe at least three texts that illustrate loss, the character's reaction to the loss, and how you believe Saki felt about loss.

Essay Topic 3

Based upon the texts, how do you think Saki felt about women? Do you think that he held very specific stereotypes regarding women? Do you think that he created female characters that were different from women in society during his time? What attributes did Saki give his female characters? Are these characteristics that are normally assigned to women?

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