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

2. Why does Major Minnies consider "Husband's Wedding Day" a problem?
(a) The Nawab promotes anti-English sentiment on this day.
(b) The Nawab encourages fighting on this day.
(c) There are too many people in a small space.
(d) There is conflict between the Hindus and the Muslims.

3. 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 pursue a dream.
(d) To escape the materialism of the West.

4. Who tells the narrator that nothing human is important in India?
(a) Tessie.
(b) The hotel owner.
(c) Marcia.
(d) A missionary.

5. How do the townspeople treat Chid?
(a) With curiosity.
(b) With respect.
(c) With fear.
(d) With disdain.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose father died from a stroke when he was only 15?

2. 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?

3. Who awakens the narrator by screaming in the courtyard on March 9th?

4. What topic do Olivia and Douglas start to discuss during her growing friendship with the Nawab?

5. When Chid visits the narrator, what does she do with her papers?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe Chid's health in Section 30.

3. Why does the narrator write to Chid's family in Section 31?

4. Describe the relationship between Inder Lal's mother and Ritu.

5. How does the Nawab show his contempt for Saunders in Section 24?

6. How will the pilgrimage help Ritu?

7. What does Inder Lal think of India?

8. How do Ritu's screams and Chid's chants affect the narrator in Section17?

9. Is Chid a tolerant person?

10. Describe Olivia's feelings about and prior to the dinner party that she and Douglas attend at the Nawab's palace in Section 6.

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