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. What suggested Dimitri's "death" for Dr. Stronetz?

2. What gallery shows Mervyn Quentock's collection of Society portraits?

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

4. What business does Mr. Scarrick own in "Quail Seed"?

5. What bird does the narrator see circling over the top of an oak-corpse?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is the irony regarding Dr. Stronetz's plan to save Dimitri's life? ("The Death Trap.")

4. What does Saki say he will do about giving the poultry farmer a loan to get back his hens?

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

6. What happens when Bidderdale arrives in Hell?

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

8. What does Dr. Stronetz do that spares Dimitri from being murdered? ("The Death Trap.")

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

10. Why does Merla Blathington love Bond Street?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

None of the characters in the text were described in detail. Pieces of each character were given sporadically in a collaboration of different texts. Why do you think that Saki used this technique to create his characters? Support your hypothesis with at least three well-developed supporting statements

Essay Topic 3

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?

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