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 bird builds their nests in the "battered remnants" of a poplar tree?

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

3. What has disappeared from the Louvre?

4. Who is to succeed to Dimitri's throne?

5. What happens to the Governess before she could enact her wishes upon Amalie? ("The Wolves of Cernogratz")

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Dr. Stronetz worried about Dimitir staying in the castle? ("The Death Trap.")

2. What does the National Peace Council say were inappropriate toys?

3. Why were the magpies restricted to where they could build their nests? ("Birds on the Western Front.")

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

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

6. What does Francesca pride herself on?

7. What is the legend surrounding the castle in "The Wolves of Cernogratz"?

8. What do some of the boys tell Lancelot Chetrof his punishment will be for missing football practice?

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

10. What is Francesca's most prized possession?

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

Irony in most of the texts is very prevalent. Detail and describe at least three different ironic elements of the text. What happened? Why was it ironic? Why did irony serve important in the text?

Essay Topic 3

What do you believe was the purpose of presenting Saki's works as a collection? Did the stories work off of each other? Did the collection allow you to understand the texts better? In what ways do you believe messages were lost given the collection is presented as a whole?

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