Heat and Dust Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Harry once again accompanies the Nawab to pick up Olivia after having been absent due to his illness. What does Olivia notice about his behavior on his first reappearance?

2. When does Olivia cease writing letters to Marcia?

3. What is different about Chid when he returns on August 15th?

4. What is Chid's status in Section 30?

5. What happens when Olivia goes to have an abortion?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Throughout Heat and Dust, numerous references are made about India and Illness. Locate 3 such references in the novel. Analyze each one for its accuracy based upon the story, the impact this comment has on characters or events, and how the comment impacts the reader's experience of the novel.

Essay Topic 3

Many minor characters in Heat and Dust have an important role in the story and a huge impact on other characters. Choose characters below and discuss the impact or the role that this person has on other characters in the novel.

1) Harry.

2) Maji.

3) Ritu.

4) Mrs. Saunders.

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