Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the note from the Hungry Hop boy to Pinky contain in Chapter 23?

2. What amazes the people about the monkeys around Sampath?

3. What does Kulfi plan to do for Sampath in Chapter 22?

4. What does the Chief Medical Officer think will solve the monkey problem?

5. What does Pinky asks Sampath in Chapter 23?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the Hungry Hop boy feel about the girl his sisters have chosen for him to marry, and how does he get out of the house?

2. How does Pinky get the Hungry Hop boy to like her again?

3. What new town official arrives in Chapter 20? Who his new assistant, and what does his assistant tell him?

4. Why is there a photographer at the orchard and what happens with him?

5. How does Sampath end up friends with monkeys?

6. How is Sampath feeling about the orchard with all that is going on by Chaper 21?

7. What is the Brigadier doing about the monkeys in Chapter 22?

8. What does Mr. Chawla want to do with his money from Sampath’s fame? What does Sampath say about the idea?

9. What is interfering with Sampath trying to console Pinky about the Hungry Hop boy?

10. What is Mr. Chawla’s plan for the monkeys?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Many readers of fiction place themselves in the position of one character, wondering if they would do the same thing as that character. Discuss the following:

Do you think one of the values of literature is to serve as a reflection of oneself? Why or why not? Socrates said "Know thyself." How can reading a book such as Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard help a reader to know him/herself? Do you find yourself reflecting on your own character and abilities when reading Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard? Why or why not. Use examples from Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard and your own life to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Kulfi is a strange woman who is obsessed with food, as a symbol of a hunger inside of her that has not been met. Part of her hunger may stem from the relationship with her husband that does not seem to be fulfilling.

What do you think is the meaning of the above statement? How might Kulfi’s obsession with food relate to addiction? Why might eating seem to relieve some of Kulfi’s dissatisfaction with her life and her husband?

Essay Topic 3

At the wedding party, Sampath attempts to find a new identity and leave his old, unhappy life behind him. By mooning his boss and the wedding guests, Sampath is showing his true feelings about them--that is, total disregard.

Why do you think Sampath chooses the wedding as the starting point for his rebellion against his life? How might a wedding be symbolic of a new start for Sampath? Do you think his method of demonstrating how he feels about his boss and the guests at the wedding is immature? Why?

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