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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Shukumar make for dinner the first night the power is out?
(a) Steak.
(b) Chicken.
(c) Lamb.
(d) Fish.

2. How long has Mr. Kapasi been a tour guide?
(a) Five years.
(b) Seven years.
(c) Ten years.
(d) Twelve years.

3. Mr. Pirzada sends Lilia's family a card for what occasion?
(a) Christmas.
(b) Hindu New Year.
(c) Muslim New Year.
(d) Halloween.

4. What event had Shoba already planned for their baby?
(a) Christening.
(b) Rice ceremony.
(c) Naming ceremony.
(d) First birthday.

5. What important function did the residents think Boori Ma did for them?
(a) Entertain them.
(b) Cook for them.
(c) Clean their homes.
(d) Stand guard.

6. Where is the Das family from?
(a) New York.
(b) India.
(c) New Jersey.
(d) New Hampshire.

7. What did Mrs. Dalal promise to bring Boori Ma from her trip?
(a) A picture.
(b) A trinket.
(c) A blanket.
(d) A new sari.

8. Lilia's parents were born where?
(a) Cambridge.
(b) Calcutta.
(c) Bengal.
(d) Bombay.

9. How does Mr. Kapasi feel about Mrs. Das's interest in his work as an interpreter?
(a) Embarrassed.
(b) Horrified.
(c) Flattered.
(d) Annoyed.

10. What is the name of Shoba and Shukumar's neighbors?
(a) Bradford.
(b) Das.
(c) Bentley.
(d) Morris.

11. How old is Shoba?
(a) 35.
(b) 33.
(c) 25.
(d) 28.

12. What does Mr. Pirzada give Lilia for Halloween?
(a) A purple lollipop.
(b) A pumpkin.
(c) Mints.
(d) A flashlight.

13. What is the subject of Shukumar's dissertation?
(a) Agrarian revolts in Inida.
(b) The India-Pakistan War.
(c) Farm policy in Inida.
(d) The American Revolution.

14. Where did Shukumar grow up?
(a) Boston.
(b) New Hampshire.
(c) Rhode Island.
(d) India.

15. What does Lilia tell Dora about Mr. Pirzada's daughters?
(a) They are dead.
(b) They are missing.
(c) They are brats.
(d) They are pretty.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what city does "A Real Durwan" take place?

2. What do the excited Das children see from the car as they drive through India?

3. What is the date when Shoba checks the wall calendar, the day they get the electricity shut-off notice?

4. What does Mrs. Das call Mr. Kapasi's work as an interpreter?

5. What is Lilia's mother's occupation?

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