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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. How does Coomy hope to combat the smell of Nariman's bowel movements?
2. What is Yezad's reaction to the customer's offer?
3. Because of her many rules and constant crabbing, Nariman thinks Coomy is best suited for which of the following positions?
4. Why are Jehangir and Murad excited about having Nariman stay with them?
5. How does Yezad get to work?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Dr. Tarapore's diagnosis when Coomy and Jal consult him about Nariman's crying episodes?
2. Describe the ways in which Roxana, Jehangir, and Yezad react to Nariman's presence in their home.
3. What do you know of VIkram Kapur from the incidents in Chapter 7?
4. Describe how Nariman's arrival changes things for the Chenoy family.
5. Describe Coomy's action and Nariman's reaction when Nariman asks Coomy to clean his teeth.
6. What indications are there in Chapter 8 that Nariman is not likely to ever go back to his own home?
7. What is the basis of the argument between Coomy and Roxana at the beginning of Chapter 9? How is this argument different from others they have had?
8. What is the significance of Yezad's visit to Villie Cardmaster?
9. What type of person is Coomy?
10. What is the difference in how Coomy and Nariman feel after Roxana and her family leave?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Compare the differences in Coomy, who seems to have everything, and Roxana, who has to scrape to get by. How does each woman relate to her family? Are the reasons for the differences caused by personality, social standing, security? Discuss which you think is the more balanced and happier of the two and tell why.
Essay Topic 2
When Yezad loses all his money at Makta, Roxana forgives him because she believes happiness is more important than having a lot of money. Do you agree with her assessment? Why or why not?
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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