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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. How do Ritu's screams affect Chid?
(a) He cries and chants.
(b) He is unaffected.
(c) He covers his ears and tells her to shut up.
(d) He goes to her side to try and calm her immediately.

2. Who accompanies the narrator to the royal tombs in Section 13?
(a) Chid.
(b) Ritu.
(c) Inder Lal's mother.
(d) Inder Lal.

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

4. What does Chid ask the narrator for in Section 21?
(a) Forgiveness.
(b) Money.
(c) Her journal.
(d) His drinking cup.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Harry tell the narrator when she asks him for news on Khatm when he visits in Section 16?

2. Who visits Olivia four days after she and Douglas attend their first dinner party at the palace?

3. What best describes Chid as a houseguest?

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

5. What do Karim and his friends think about the narrator's plans to visit India?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Explain how the narrator's sleep is interrupted in Section 10.

3. What do Douglas and the Nawab represent in Section 16?

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

5. Describe the seasonal changes and its relationship to the story in Section 32.

6. Why is the location of the narrator's first act of intimacy with Inder Lal significant?

7. Why don't Ritu's screams in Section 18 bother Chid?

8. Do you think Chid is a sadhu?

9. Describe Chid's appearance when the narrator finds him in the royal tomb.

10. Why does Douglas accept the Nawab's presence in his home so readily in Section 12?

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