Family Matters Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 "bad" day?

2. What does Nariman have when he returns from his walk on the evening of his birthday?

3. What does Jehangir reveal to his family that he wants to write a book about?

4. What is the subject of the argument between Roxana and Coomy?

5. Who asks Nariman for his assistance while he is in the hospital?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the relationship between Nariman and Jehangir.

2. What is the difference in how Coomy and Nariman feel after Roxana and her family leave?

3. What was the result of Nariman's visit from Dr. Tarapore at the beginning of Chapter 8?

4. What type of person is Coomy?

5. What examples can you find in Chapter 4 to prove that Coomy is selfish and only pretends to think of others first?

6. Who is Husain and what is his role in the story?

7. Describe the living conditions for the Chenoy family.

8. What do you learn about Coomy from her actions in Chapter 5?

9. What is the subject of Nariman's flashbacks, and why is mention of his flashbacks important to the story?

10. Describe the tactics Coomy uses to convince Roxana to let Nariman stay at Roxana's.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

At the beginning of the story, Yezad scoffs at Coomy's religious practices, but has done a complete turn-around by the end of the story. Trace the changes in Yezad throughout the story, focusing on what caused him to change and whether you think he was always sincere in his beliefs.

Essay Topic 2

For most of the story, Coomy seems to be the controlling factor among all the characters. Is Coomy truly concerned about her family? Is she materialistic? Nurturing? Selfish? All of the above? Focusing on Coomy's personality and the way she interacts with others, write a character description of Coomy.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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