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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the palace watchman give to the narrator?
(a) Mango leaves.
(b) The rupees she drops on the way in.
(c) A key.
(d) Rock sugar and flower petals.

2. What do the narrator and the person or people who accompany her on Husband's Wedding Day do once they are there?
(a) Help older widows.
(b) Sing and pray.
(c) Dance, drink and listen to poems about Baba Firdau.
(d) Share food and have a good time.

3. What prompts the narrator to investigate the royal tomb on March 30th?
(a) Something in Olivia's letters.
(b) A symbol she sees on the outside of the tomb.
(c) A loud groaning.
(d) Something she read at the library.

4. According to Olivia's letters, where do Mrs. Crawford and Mrs. Minnies go together in 1923?
(a) Simla.
(b) England.
(c) France.
(d) Ktahm.

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

6. What best describes the narrator's room when both Chid and Ritu are in it?
(a) It is full of silent tension.
(b) It sounds like a religious war.
(c) It takes on a peace it did not have before.
(d) It becomes a friendly haven for all three of them.

7. What topic do Olivia and Douglas start to discuss during her growing friendship with the Nawab?
(a) Adopting an Indian child.
(b) Returning to England.
(c) Separation.
(d) Having children.

8. How does the narrator describe Chid?
(a) He's seeking for answers.
(b) He's always hungry for sleep and sex.
(c) He carries an aura of danger.
(d) He's a bit of calm in a storm of chaos.

9. Who befriends the narrator and gets her good deals at the bazaar in Section 11?
(a) Inder Lal.
(b) Inder Lal's mother.
(c) Ritu.
(d) The tall woman who sells fruit.

10. Who does the narrator say her grandmother is in the first section of the novel?
(a) Beth.
(b) Marcia.
(c) Olivia.
(d) Tessie.

11. What does Chid do when someone gives him a guava or a banana?
(a) Eats it himself and leaves the peel on the floor.
(b) Hoards it near his sleeping mat.
(c) Gives profuse thanks and then gives it to a hungry child.
(d) Shares it with the narrator.

12. 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 invite Douglas to work in the palace.
(b) To congratulate Douglas for the way he handled a recent death.
(c) To offer a traditional prayer of welcome for their home.
(d) To invite Douglas and Olivia to a dinner in their honor.

13. How does the narrator describe her relationship with her grandfather?
(a) They disliked each other.
(b) She hardly remembers him.
(c) She never met him.
(d) They were very close.

14. 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.

15. What does Maji say will happen after the pilgrimage party reaches the tree line of the mountain base?
(a) Some will faint with joy.
(b) They will do a dance to thank the good spirits.
(c) Ritu's healing will begin.
(d) Ritu will proceed on her own.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who decides that Ritu will go on a pilgrimage?

2. Who is the recipient of Olivia's letters that are in the narrator's possession?

3. Where is Baba Firdau's shrine?

4. Why is Ritu sent on a pilgrimage?

5. What happens when Olivia plays the piano for the Nawab?

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