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?
Discuss how the author effectively uses nature or weather to develop one of the story lines listed below:
1) Olivia and the narrator's pregnancies.
2) Olivia's marriage to Douglas and relationship with the Nawab.
3) The narrator's exploration of Olivia's life.
4) Ritu's ailments.
In Heat and Dust, the role of each character adds depth to the message of the novel. Choose 3 characters listed below. For each, examine how the role each one plays, or refuses to play, helps to advance the storyline.
1) The Narrator.
3) The Nawab.
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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