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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. The sisters remember playing in the sand and along the banks of what nearby river?
(a) Ganges
(b) Mississippi
(c) Jumna
(d) Nile

2. When Bim and Baba return from Hyder Ali Sahib's house, what has happened?
(a) Aunt Mira has lost her mind and is running through the garden naked
(b) The cow has drowned in the garden
(c) Tara has run off with Bakul
(d) All of the roses have died

3. Who is asleep on the veranda when Bakul, Bim and Tara return home?
(a) The jet-black cat
(b) Aunt Mira
(c) Baba
(d) The pet dog

4. Why are the Misras brothers still living alone at their family home?
(a) They were wounded in the war
(b) The Misras sisters have asked them to come home
(c) Their wives have left them for other men
(d) They are drunkards and their wives have left them

5. Who does Tara think Bim looks like?
(a) Their mother
(b) Aunt Mira
(c) Baba
(d) One of the Misras sisters

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Bim go with the Doctor?

2. Who begins to show interest in Bim?

3. Who is sitting on the veranda while Raja departs the family home?

4. Who takes care of Raja?

5. Who does Dr. Biswas admire above all others?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the way Bim speaks to Tara, to Bakul and to Baba.

2. What is symbolic about the father's car that was left in the garage after his death?

3. What is the importance in the plot of the Misras brother, Mulk, and his drunkeness

4. What is Tara's purpose in coming to the family home?

5. How does Tara feel about her youth? What makes her feel that way?

6. Why do you think Bim believes she is seeing Aunt Mira's ghost in the garden?

7. Describe Bim as an adult woman, including her attitude towards her family members as well as her appearance.

8. Why do the children think of their father as the master of the entrance and the exit?

9. Why does Tara begin to spend time with the Misras sisters?

10. Describe Aunt Mira's behavior in this chapter.

(see the answer keys)

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