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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. What does the narrator receive from Chid in Section 21?
(a) A robe.
(b) Money.
(c) A plant.
(d) Letters.

2. How does Chid explain Ritu's screams?
(a) He says she is being treated with red hot irons on her hands and feet.
(b) He says she is being treated by special infusions of a certain drug.
(c) He says this is the best path for her to find enlightenment.
(d) He says this is her punishment for her sins.

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

4. Why does the narrator tell Inder Lal that she is in India (other than for Olivia's letters)?
(a) To find herself.
(b) To build a future.
(c) To escape the materialism of the West.
(d) To pursue a dream.

5. Who visits Olivia four days after she and Douglas attend their first dinner party at the palace?
(a) The Nawab.
(b) Major Minnies.
(c) Mrs. Crawford.
(d) Mr. Crawford.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who recommended the treatment that Ritu is receiving that makes her scream?

2. Why does Inder Lal tell the narrator that his mother selected Ritu as his wife?

3. What best describes the natural elements in Satipur according to the narrator's April 25th journal entry?

4. Why is Ritu sent on a pilgrimage?

5. Where does the Nawab keep his pianos?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the beggar the narrator notices and helps in Section 23.

2. Describe Maji.

3. Why is Husband's Wedding Day significant to the narrator in Section 15?

4. Explain what happens to Olivia after her abortion.

5. How do Inder Lal and the narrator become closer at their visit to the Nawab's palace?

6. Describe Olivia and Douglas's relationship in Section 23.

7. Describe the narrator's first night, and impressions of, Bombay.

8. What does the narrator reveal about Douglas's life in Section 30?

9. What kind of a person is Chid when the narrator first meets him in Section 7?

10. Do you think Chid is a sadhu?

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