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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 2, Chapter 5, The Void.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why is Shekhar jealous of Owad?
(a) He loves Owad's fiance.
(b) He wishes he could work overseas.
(c) Owad is Mrs. Tulsi's favorite child.
(d) Shekhar claims he wanted to study at Cambridge.

2. Why is Mr. Biswas asked to join the new government agency after the war?
(a) Because he has a large family.
(b) Because of his experience in construction.
(c) Because of his writing skills.
(d) Because of his experience in working with the Deserving Destitutes.

3. What does Bipti's father believe caused the argument between Bipti and her husband?
(a) The white calf.
(b) Fate.
(c) Hard times.
(d) Bipti's attitude.

4. What is Savi's nickname when she is at the Hanuman House?
(a) Little paddler.
(b) Little flower.
(c) Little doll.
(d) Little Sharma.

5. What type of work does Mr. Biswas first perform for the newspaper?
(a) He cleans the lavatory.
(b) He washes the windows.
(c) He sweeps the floor.
(d) He paints signs.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does W.C. Tuttle purchase in Book 2, Chapter 5?

2. How does Mr. Biswas invest the money he saved from his sign painting days?

3. When Mr. Burnett leaves the "Sentinel," where does he go?

4. What does Bipti do the day before Mr. Biswas is born?

5. What is eventually discovered on Bipti's property after it is sold?

(see the answer key)

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