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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Where is Melanie when it's time for dinner when Arun first arrives at the Patton home?
(a) In the attic searching for treasure.
(b) At a friend's house.
(c) Sitting on the stairs in the dark.
(d) Chasing the dog down the street.
2. What does Arun have difficulty comprehending?
(a) The way Melanie's boyfriend treats her.
(b) Why Americans value pets so much.
(c) Melanie's angst.
(d) Why Mrs. Patton refuses to see the truth about Melanie.
3. What almost physically repulses Arun on his next shopping trip with Mrs. Patton?
(a) The volume and choices in the grocery store.
(b) The smells in the grocery store.
(c) Melanie's reaction to the food.
(d) The overweight people with shopping carts in the grocery store.
4. What does Uma do when she reaches her breaking point with her parents in Chapter 12?
(a) Curses her mama.
(b) Refuses to attend to one more task.
(c) Leaves home.
(d) Locks herself in her room.
5. How does Arun feel when he goes with Mrs. Patton to the grocery store?
(a) Awe and disgust.
(b) Irritated that she drags him along.
(d) Intimidated by all of the choices.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who does not come to the table for dinner at the Patton house?
2. Where does Dr. Dutt want Uma to work?
3. What does Arun notice as he escapes the Patton's arguing?
4. What has Mrs. Patton not been able to overcome?
5. To what does Mrs. O'Henry invite Uma in Chapter 10?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Arun try to get the courage to tell Mrs. Patton?
2. What does Arun begin doing and why?
3. What does Uma say about Mira-Masi?
4. How does Uma seem different from the other guests at Mrs. O’Henry’s?
5. How does Arun feel about his life in the United States?
6. What does Arun receive from Uma before he moves out of the Patton home?
7. What were Mama's and Papa's jobs concerning their children?
8. What does Arun discover when he takes a walk into the woods?
9. What happens one particularly hot and dusty day with Uma?
10. What is Arun's reaction to his first trip to the grocery store with Mrs. Patton?
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