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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 arrives at Kapur's store that he get all excited about?
2. Who goes to help Nariman when he asks for the urinal?
3. What is Mr. Kapur's wife's view of public service?
4. What is Yezad's excuse for not helping Nariman with his urinal?
5. What happens to Yezad when he stops at the temple and stays for prayers?
Short Essay Questions
1. What excuses do Roxana and Yezad make for Jehangir when his teacher tells them Jehangir has been taking bribes as homework monitor? How is Jehangir punished?
2. In what ways do Jal and Yezad begin to act differently after Coomy and Kapur's deaths?
3. What are Mr. Kapur's wife's reasons for not wanting him to run for public office?
4. What happens with Kapur and the children when Kapur puts on his Santa costume?
5. What impact does Mr. Kapur's decision about running for municipal council have on Yezad?
6. How does Yezad's plan to coerce Kapur to run for municipal council backfire?
7. What are some of Yezad's thoughts and actions in Chapter 15 that show he is changing?
8. What effect has acting as homework monitor had on Jehangir?
9. What does Yezad ask Vilas to do about the Christmas decorations, and what is Vilas' reaction?
10. What did Murad do in order to have enough money to buy Christmas presents for his family?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 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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