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?
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.
Do the characters in Heat and Dust create their own destinies, or has life thrust circumstances upon them? Analyze this question for any 3 characters in the story. Be sure to select at least one character from Olivia's time and one from the minor time. Consider expectations, behavior, circumstances and attitudes.
Analyze the roles of tradition and symbolism in Heat and Dust. Be sure to explain how the examples you give helped or hindered the people involved, why they chose to participate in acts or events, and why the symbols or symbolic acts or traditions were meaningful to the plot and storyline.
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