A Passage to India: Forster's Treatment of Colonialism


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What is the central question of Forster's A Passage to India?

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1. How does Mrs. Moore differ from other British tourists in India?

2. How does the end of A Passage to India reflect Forsters' view of colonialism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A Passage to India is a novel written by E.M. Forster that examines the themes of colonialism and unequal race relations between Britain and India, in India, over the last couple of centuries. The following quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of the definition of colonialism, British imperial rule in India, and the themes and plots of A Passage to India.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • British colonial practices and Forster's view of them
  • The relationship of the characters Aziz and Fielding in the novel
  • The questions raised by A Passage to India
  • The basic plots and events of the novel

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of colonialism and how it is portrayed in A Passage to India
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the relationships between characters in the novel
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding A Passage to India

Additional Learning

To learn more about E.M. Forster's A Passage to India, review the corresponding lesson on analyzing A Passage to India. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Colonialism
  • British imperialism in India
  • Relationships amongst British and Indian characters in the novel
  • Forster's view of race relations in India over the centuries