Family Matters Test | Final 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. What does Yezad do when Vilas tries to tell him about one of his recent clients?

2. What does Edul say he must use to repair Nariman's room?

3. What is Kapur's justification for not being treated like a common person?

4. Why does Yezad meet with Vilas and his two actor friends?

5. What is Mr. Kapur's wife's view of public service?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are some of Yezad's thoughts and actions in Chapter 15 that show he is changing?

2. As the family leaves Pleasant Villa for the last time, Roxana and Jehangir look out the car window and see the same bird, but each one interprets it differently. How do Roxana and Jehangir see the bird differently?

3. What impact does Mr. Kapur's decision about running for municipal council have on Yezad?

4. How does Jal try to placate Edul Munshi's wife while Edul finishes the work in Jal and Coomy's apartment?

5. What does Yezad ask Vilas to do about the Christmas decorations, and what is Vilas' reaction?

6. What are Mr. Kapur's wife's reasons for not wanting him to run for public office?

7. What can we learn about the relationship between Roxana and Yezad when Yezad tells Roxana he lost their money playing Matka?

8. When Yezad wakes up during the night with chest pains, what does he attribute the cause to?

9. What changes in behavior does Kapur make in order to become more like the common people?

10. How does Yezad's plan to coerce Kapur to run for municipal council backfire?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Briefly research the history of Bombay/Mumbai and tell how the social struggle over the name change compares to the struggles within the Vakeel and Chenoy families.

Essay Topic 2

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 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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