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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 Coomy use to clean Nariman's teeth?
2. What is Matka?
3. Why does Roxana stop Jehangir from explaining his book to Nariman?
4. What is revealed about Yezad's background in Chapter 2?
5. How does the doctor treat Nariman's injury at the hospital?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Roxana's relationship with Coomy and Jal.
2. What is Yezad's solution when both boys want to sleep on the balcony, and what does it tell you about Yezad's character?
3. Describe Coomy's action and Nariman's reaction when Nariman asks Coomy to clean his teeth.
4. Describe the atmosphere in the Vakeel home after Roxana and her family arrive.
5. What is Dr. Tarapore's diagnosis when Coomy and Jal consult him about Nariman's crying episodes?
6. What is Coomy's excuse for wanting to move Nariman to Roxana's, and what is her real reason?
7. What was the result of Nariman's visit from Dr. Tarapore at the beginning of Chapter 8?
8. What choices does Coomy make about caring for Nariman at home and why?
9. What is Nariman's relationship with his family?
10. What arguments to Vilas and his friends use to discourage Yezad from playing Matka?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Nariman is kept from following his heart by the tenets of his religious belief. What is this belief? How does it control his life? Is that a good thing? How could his life have been different if he had followed his heart?
Essay Topic 2
Yezad in intent upon furthering himself at work. Is his desire based on ambition, greed, or just a need to have more money? Would he be likely to accept the responsibility an advancement at work would require? Would Yezad make a good manager?
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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