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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 the store closed when Yezad returns to work the day after Coomy's funeral?
2. What awakens Yezad in the middle of the night?
3. Why does Nariman become agitated when Jal leaves after having dinner with the Chenoy family?
4. What does Yezad tell Kapur happened while Kapur was out getting his blood pressure checked?
5. What does Yezad do when Vilas tries to tell him about one of his recent clients?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe why both Roxana and Yezad are puzzled about the amount of money in the budget envelopes.
2. What are some of Yezad's thoughts and actions in Chapter 15 that show he is changing?
3. What happens to Yezad's work situation after Kapur's death?
4. What are Mr. Kapur's wife's reasons for not wanting him to run for public office?
5. What did Murad do in order to have enough money to buy Christmas presents for his family?
6. What effect has acting as homework monitor had on Jehangir?
7. What happens with Kapur and the children when Kapur puts on his Santa costume?
8. What does Yezad ask Vilas to do about the Christmas decorations, and what is Vilas' reaction?
9. How does Yezad's plan to coerce Kapur to run for municipal council backfire?
10. What can we learn about the relationship between Roxana and Yezad when Yezad tells Roxana he lost their money playing Matka?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Who seem to be the stronger characters in Family Matters, the men or the women? Does that change through the course of the story? Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the characters and tell whether you think they are related to gender or are just an author's rendering.
Essay Topic 2
Compare and contrast the living conditions at Chateau Felicity and Pleasant Villa. How does each location impact the story, and what do you learn about the characters from their association with the two different homes?
Essay Topic 3
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.
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