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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Husain do when he is having a "good" day?
2. What reason does Coomy give for wanting to move her father to Roxana's apartment?
3. How are Murad and Jehangir instructed to act when they arrive at Nariman's home?
4. How does Coomy answer Jal's concern about leaving their father with the Chenoy family?
5. Which of the following is not part of the special greeting Murad and Jehangir share with Nariman?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Nariman's deepest regret?
2. Describe the ways in which Roxana, Jehangir, and Yezad react to Nariman's presence in their home.
3. What effect is Nariman's prolonged stay having on Roxana and Yezad, and what does Nariman tell them to do about it?
4. Describe the living conditions for the Chenoy family.
5. What was the result of Nariman's visit from Dr. Tarapore at the beginning of Chapter 8?
6. What does Murad do in Chapter 10 that angers Yezad, and why is this significant?
7. What arguments to Vilas and his friends use to discourage Yezad from playing Matka?
8. What type of person is Coomy?
9. Nariman is well known in the Bombay medical community. What evidence is there that his opinion is valued?
10. What examples can you find in Chapter 4 to prove that Coomy is selfish and only pretends to think of others first?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Late in the book, Yezad discovers that there are really only two things that matter: religion and family. Show how both elements were important throughout the book to individual characters as well as methods by which Mistry told the story.
Essay Topic 2
One of Kapur's reasons for not running for office is that his wife tells him that service to family comes before service to community. How is this theme carried throughout the story? Do you think Coomy and Roxana would have agreed with her? Why/why not?
Essay Topic 3
There are several negative forces in Family Matters: Coomy's nagging and crabbiness, Yasmin marrying for security instead of love, the constant search for money. And there are also several positive forces in the story: Yezad's search for faith, the love between Murad and Jehangir, Nariman's undying devotion to Lucy. Compare and contrast the positive and negative forces in Family Matters and show how each serve to move the story along and lend to its entirety.
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