When We Were Orphans Test | Final Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 127 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.

When We Were Orphans Test | Final Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 127 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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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 does Sarah say is all part of what Shanghai's all about?

2. According to Sir Cecil, for what do people often mistake Sarah?

3. Inspector Kung telephones Christopher with what news?

4. How is the girl's Chinese?

5. What becomes of Inspector Kung?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens at the consulate when Christopher asks to meet with Mr. MacDonald?

2. What happens to Christopher as he is finishing his lunch on the day he is to leave for Macao?

3. What odd habit does Christopher observe in the people of Shanghai?

4. What does Uncle Philip say happened to Christopher's parents?

5. What does Uncle Philip offer Christopher at the end of their meeting?

6. Describe Christopher's reunion with his mother.

7. How does Christopher spend his afternoon before meeting up with Sarah and Sir Cecil at the Lucky Chance Club?

8. How is Christopher treated at the police station?

9. What vital clue does Kung reveal to Christopher?

10. Describe the Inn of Morning Happiness.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The motif of the outsider is featured in WHEN WE WERE ORPHANS. Choose three scenes from the novel where Ishiguro uses this motif to advance the plot and develop characters. How is this done?

Essay Topic 2

WHEN WE WERE ORPHANS is written in first person. Why is this the most effective choice for Ishiguro's purposes? Discuss the impact of first person on character and story development.

Essay Topic 3

In chapter sixteen, Sarah urges Christopher to run away with her to Macao. What does Macao represent? Why is Macao particularly enticing to Christopher when Sarah asks him? On an emotional level, what prevents Christopher from making it there?

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