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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What "code" name does Mr. Biswas use when traveling for the newspaper?
(a) W.C. Fields.
(b) The Dart.
(c) Mr. Dickens.
(d) The Scarlet Pimpernel.

2. Why does the man in the café need to sell his house?
(a) He is tired of being a landlord.
(b) His elderly mother can no longer manage the stairs.
(c) He is moving to England.
(d) He can no longer afford the upkeep of the house.

3. In Book 2, Chapter 1, what city does Mr. Biswas move to?
(a) Arwacas.
(b) Matura.
(c) Moruga.
(d) Port of Spain.

4. After Mr. Biswas completes his house In Book 2, Chapter 3, which relative moves in with him?
(a) Seth.
(b) Anand.
(c) Bipti.
(d) Ramchand.

5. How does Mr. Biswas earn the $1,200 needed for the down payment on the house?
(a) He sells his office building.
(b) He and Anand roof Mrs. Tulsi's house.
(c) He sells his house in Shorthills.
(d) He sells his automobile.

6. In Book 2, Chapter 1, where does Mr. Biswas find his mother living?
(a) With Mrs. Tulsi.
(b) With his brother Prasad.
(c) In a mud hovel.
(d) With his brother Pratap.

7. Before Book 2, Chapter 3, which family member has managed the family's estates?
(a) Mrs. Tulsi.
(b) Ramchand.
(c) Govind.
(d) Seth.

8. Who institutes the Deserving Destitutes Fund?
(a) The Department of Family and Children's Services.
(b) The directors of the newspaper.
(c) The Community Welfare Department.
(d) Mrs. Tulsi.

9. What problem does Mr. Biswas have with the stairway of his new house?
(a) Two boards are missing at the top of the stairs.
(b) It is very rickety.
(c) There are splinters in most of the boards.
(d) It is missing.

10. Whom does Owad snub when he returns home?
(a) Mr. Biswas.
(b) Savi.
(c) Mrs. Tulsi.
(d) Seth.

11. What do the Tulsi women feed their chickens?
(a) Chicken feed from the Tulsi store in Arwacas.
(b) Dried corn bartered from their renters.
(c) Bits of leftover soup and crackers.
(d) Moldy cakes discarded from the bakeries in town.

12. What is the job of the certificate searcher?
(a) To locate stolen and missing visas and travel documents.
(b) To catalog birth, death and marriage certificates in the civil office.
(c) To help the wealthy procure visas and travel documents.
(d) To help the illiterate apply for birth, death and marriage certificates.

13. Which high-paying government agency is Mr. Biswas invited to join?
(a) The Department of Family and Children's Services.
(b) The Community Welfare Department.
(c) The Department of Transportation.
(d) The Department of Civil Engineering.

14. In Book 2, Chapter 3, what gift does the family plan to give each child?
(a) A sheep.
(b) A puppy.
(c) A book.
(d) A kitten.

15. Why does Owad go to England?
(a) To study medicine.
(b) To study English literature.
(c) To work for a relative.
(d) To marry.

Short Answer Questions

1. After the family's first harvest does not produce the gains expected, how do some of the Tulsi women plan to earn money?

2. What odorous problem arises soon after Mr. Biswas and his family move into the new house?

3. Where does Shekhar live once he is married?

4. In Book 2, Chapter 4, what happens to Chinta?

5. What about the house surprises Mr. Biswas?

(see the answer keys)

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