Family Matters Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Why is Jehangir's job as homework monitor in jeopardy?

2. What news about his intentions does Mr. Kapur share with Yezad as they get together after work?

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

4. What do Coomy and Jal hear Nariman doing whenever they pass the room he stays in while his ankle heals?

5. What opportunity does one of the customers present to Yezad?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who are the Shiv Sena?

2. What is one of Coomy's worst fears and how is it realized?

3. Why does Jal take money from his account and go to visit Roxana?

4. What jobs does Vilas Rane hold?

5. Describe how Nariman's arrival changes things for the Chenoy family.

6. What indications are there in Chapter 8 that Nariman is not likely to ever go back to his own home?

7. What type of person is Coomy?

8. Describe why both Roxana and Yezad are puzzled about the amount of money in the budget envelopes.

9. What is significant about the introduction of Daisy Ichamora to Nariman?

10. What effect is Nariman's prolonged stay having on Roxana and Yezad, and what does Nariman tell them to do about it?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The death of Coomy seems to release the family from some of their stiffness or unease with each other. Jal becomes closer to Roxana and her family, and even Nariman seems to become more animated in his interactions with the family. What was it about Coomy that could have such an effect on the family? Was she conscious of what she was doing, or was Coomy totally unaware of the affect she had on those around her? Use incidents from the story to show how she could have acted differently toward her family.

Essay Topic 2

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 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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