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Heat and Dust Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the palace watchman give to the narrator?



2. What do the narrator and the person or people who accompany her on Husband's Wedding Day do once they are there?



3. What prompts the narrator to investigate the royal tomb on March 30th?



4. According to Olivia's letters, where do Mrs. Crawford and Mrs. Minnies go together in 1923?



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



Short Essay Questions

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



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



3. Explain the importance of the red strings in Section 26.



4. Describe the narrator's room in Satipur City.



5. Describe Harry's argument with Olivia in Section 22.



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



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



8. Describe the narrator's clothing and her reasons for choosing them in Section 4.



9. Explain the phrase, "Things get mixed up in India."



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



Essay Topics

Consider the role of faith in Heat and Dust. Select one of the questions to analyze.

1) How does the narrator's faith or lack of faith impact her experiences and expectations in this story?

2) How does the narrator's faith in herself or in others change the direction of the novel at an important point or points?

3) Which character in the story has the strongest faith? The weakest?

Select two characters from the story that have different perspectives of the same event. Write two letters, one from each character addressed to the other, describing their event and what happened. For example, you might use Douglas and the Nawab's account of Olivia's pregnancy, Chid and Inder Lal's perceptions of the narrator's journey, or Dr. Saunders' and the Begum's perception of Olivia's abortion.

In Heat and Dust, the narrator explores the life of a woman who lives in a different era, while living in a culture different from her own. Answer the following questions with these points in mind.

1) Is Ritu's treatment by her husband, mother-in-law and the narrator acceptable? Explain.

2) Why is Olivia's behavior so readily condemned by her English peers?

3) Explain why the old beggar woman who dies in Maji's arms is pivotal to the narrator's journey.

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