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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. In her mind, what does Bim compare Bakul and Tara, the Misras, Raja and his family to?
(a) Family pets
(b) Roses
(c) Mosquitoes
(d) Enemies

2. Why is Tara carrying a set of keys on a chain around her waist?
(a) She cannot find her purse
(b) She likes the sound it makes when she walks
(c) Bakul has asked her to keep the keys to their trunks and suitcases
(d) She found these keys in Bim's desk and Bim gave them to her

3. What did Mira give the children that their own parents did not?
(a) Compassion and attention
(b) Strict discipline and punishment
(c) Drugs and alcohol
(d) Presents and money

4. What is Theosophy?
(a) A type of cat
(b) A type of cow
(c) A form of religion
(d) A way to cook meat

5. What did Tara see her father do to her mother long ago?
(a) Make love to her
(b) Give her an injection for her diabetes
(c) Slap her
(d) Yell at her

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Raja's favorite hobby at this time?

2. What is the one thing she could not do for Baba?

3. How was Baba different from the other children?

4. What sort of climate did the children grow up in?

5. What does Bim say about rich, fat and successful people?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Raja in Bim's eyes until this chapter begins.

2. Why is Bakul so shocked when Bim says she has made a decision?

3. Why did Tara think her father was trying to kill her mother?

4. What difference does Aunt Mira make in Baba's life?

5. Why does the author use the episodes of the mad dog, the young teacher, and the bees to describe Tara's character?

6. What is the symbolism the author is relaying when she describes childhood games where the sisters are never able to catch their older brother?

7. How does Bim see their childhood?

8. How does Tara see their childhood?

9. Describe the relationship between Bim and Raja.

10. Why is the episode with the cow so important to this novel?

(see the answer keys)

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