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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. In Nariman's words, how would you complete this sentence, "the loss of home ...?
2. What arrives at Kapur's store that he get all excited about?
3. What dream does Nariman have that causes him to wake up screaming?
4. What does Yezad do with his application papers for emigration to Canada?
5. What is the good omen that Roxana sees as the family leaves Pleasant Villa?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe why both Roxana and Yezad are puzzled about the amount of money in the budget envelopes.
2. What impact does Mr. Kapur's decision about running for municipal council have on Yezad?
3. What is significant about the introduction of Daisy Ichamora to Nariman?
4. When Yezad wakes up during the night with chest pains, what does he attribute the cause to?
5. What does Yezad ask Vilas to do about the Christmas decorations, and what is Vilas' reaction?
6. What are some of Yezad's thoughts and actions in Chapter 15 that show he is changing?
7. What changes in behavior does Kapur make in order to become more like the common people?
8. What are Mr. Kapur's wife's reasons for not wanting him to run for public office?
9. 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?
10. Why does Jal take money from his account and go to visit Roxana?
Write an essay for ONE of the following 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
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.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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