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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who remains with Mr. Biswas at Green Vale when Sharma leaves?
(a) Savi.
(b) Mungroo.
(c) Anand.
(d) Seth.

2. In Book 1, Chapter 2, who runs away with Dehuti?
(a) Pundit Jairam, her teacher.
(b) No one.
(c) Ramchand, Aunt Tara's yard boy.
(d) Mr. Biswas, her brother.

3. What does Mungroo sue Mr. Biswas for?
(a) Theft.
(b) Assault.
(c) Neglect.
(d) Defamation.

4. What does Sharma want to have done to the house being built in Book 1, Chapter 5?
(a) She wants electricity installed.
(b) She wants carpet on the bare floors.
(c) She wants the house blessed.
(d) She wants running water inside the house.

5. What does Mr. Biswas recommend his wife do to earn money?
(a) Sell their old car.
(b) Sell her hair.
(c) Sell vegetables.
(d) Work at the school.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is Mr. Biswas sent to school?

2. Which room in Hanuman House does Mr. Biswas occupy while he is ill?

3. What disease afflicts Bipti's father?

4. After his father's death, where does Mr. Biswas live?

5. According to pundit, what must Mr. Biswas stay away from?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the Tulsi family.

2. Describe Mr. Biswas' early education.

3. What role does Seth play in assisting Mr. Biswas to recover from his illness?

4. How does Shama react when Mr. Biswas loses his job?

5. Describe Mr. Biswas' room in Green Vale.

6. Why does Mr. Biswas consider himself a successful man?

7. Describe the events leading up to the destruction of Savi's dollhouse.

8. What job does Mr. Biswas have as a child, and how does he lose that job?

9. Describe the first house Mr. Biswas builds for his family.

10. What motivates Mr. Biswas to choose the house for his family?

(see the answer keys)

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