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Clear Light of Day Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How often do Bakul and Tara visit Bim and Baba?



2. What surrounds Tara's family home and those of her neighbors?



3. The sisters remember playing in the sand and along the banks of what nearby river?



4. What do the children call their father?



5. What happened to their mother after twenty years of spending her evenings at the club?



Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Raja refuse to take over the family business?



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



3. How does Tara see their childhood?



4. Why does Bim resist everything Tara says and mocks Bakul's words?



5. Why does Bim show the letter from Raja to Tara?



6. What is the symbolism of Bim tearing up Raja's old letter concerning the rent?



7. Why is Tara so disturbed by Bim's remarks on the lawn with Bakul and the Misras?



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



9. How was Baba different?



10. How did Tara remember the incident when Bim was stung by bees?



Essay Topics

Raja admires Hyder Ali Sahib from the moment he first sees him. How did Hyder Ali Sahib's attention to the young Hindi man affect Raja's life?

Tara and Bim are sisters, but their personalities are very different. Describe each of the sisters and compare them in the following ways:

1) visions of the future

2) learning and school

3) handling adversity

4) finding love and happiness in their lives

One evening along the Jumna River, the children encounter Hyder Ali Sahib on a horse. It affects each of them differently. Describe how the event was experienced by 1) Raja, 2) Baba, 3) Bim and 4) Tara.

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