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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Inder Lal say that he agreed to the treatment that Ritu receives?
(a) It is good for her soul.
(b) The person recommending it healed with this treatment.
(c) Nothing else has worked.
(d) He meditated on the problem and believes this is the best course of action.

2. What best describes the natural elements in Satipur according to the narrator's April 25th journal entry?
(a) There are dust storms and hot winds.
(b) Plants and crops are dying.
(c) There are blooming flowers and gentle breezes.
(d) There is constant rain and a lack of sun.

3. Why does the Nawab tell Douglas he is visiting on the day that Douglas arrives home during one of the Nawab's regular visits to Olivia?
(a) To congratulate Douglas for the way he handled a recent death.
(b) To offer a traditional prayer of welcome for their home.
(c) To invite Douglas to work in the palace.
(d) To invite Douglas and Olivia to a dinner in their honor.

4. Who says, at the Crawford's dinner party, that if a woman wants to throw her life away for her religion it is her choice?
(a) Mrs. Saunders.
(b) Douglas.
(c) Olivia.
(d) Major Minnies.

5. What does the narrator notice about the relationship between Ritu and Inder Lal's mother?
(a) Ritu dotes on her mother-in-law.
(b) Ritu is abused by her mother-in-law.
(c) Ritu is openly hostile to her mother-in-law.
(d) Ritu obeys her mother-in-law.

6. Who decides that Ritu will go on a pilgrimage?
(a) Inder Lal.
(b) Ritu.
(c) Chid.
(d) The village women.

7. When Chid visits the narrator, what does she do with her papers?
(a) Works on them.
(b) Hides them.
(c) Reads them to him.
(d) Burns them.

8. Who goes with Ritu on her pilgrimage to the Himalayas?
(a) The narrator and Chid.
(b) Inder Lal's mother and the narrator.
(c) Inder Lal's mother and Chid.
(d) Maji and the narrator.

9. What does the narrator decide to discuss with Inder Lal after Ritu's screaming episode in her room?
(a) Evicting Chid.
(b) Having Ritu stay with her.
(c) Having Ritu go to a hospital.
(d) Psychiatric treatment.

10. Who awakens the narrator by screaming in the courtyard on March 9th?
(a) Ritu.
(b) A young girl she has never seen before.
(c) Inder Lal.
(d) Inder Lal's youngest child.

11. Describe the pianos that the Nawab shows to Olivia.
(a) Both are in disrepair.
(b) Both are well-maintained.
(c) One is a baby grand, the other is a child-sized spinnet.
(d) One is black and the other is white.

12. Where does Chid recover from his fever?
(a) In the narrator's room.
(b) In the royal tomb.
(c) In the suttee shrine.
(d) In Inder Lal's home.

13. Who volunteers to take the narrator to the Nawab's palace in Khatm for the first time?
(a) Douglas.
(b) Harry.
(c) Mr. Crawford.
(d) Inder Lal.

14. How does the narrator explain her spiritual calling to Inder Lal?
(a) She doesn't understand it, but feels pulled by a higher power.
(b) She feels she must find a spiritual calling, or is doomed.
(c) She does not feel any spiritual calling.
(d) She felt called to come to India to pursue a higher calling.

15. What paperwork does the narrator keep on her small desk in Part 1, Section 3?
(a) Olivia's letters and the map to the palace.
(b) Olivia's letters, her journal and a guide to India.
(c) Olivia's letters, her journal and a Hindi grammar book.
(d) Her journal, Tessie's diary and a Hindi grammar book.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Inder Lal say about his belief in evil spirits?

2. Who says she came to India to find peace, but only got dysentery?

3. Where does the narrator say she is staying in her February 16th entry?

4. How does the narrator describe Baba Firdau's shrine?

5. What is the religious significance of Baba Firdau's shrine?

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