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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where is the academic conference Shukumar attends when Shoba is pregnant?
(a) Baltimore.
(b) Los Angeles.
(c) Boston.
(d) New York City.

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

3. How long has Shukumar been in graduate school?
(a) Two years.
(b) Four years.
(c) Six years.
(d) Seven years.

4. How long will the Mr. and Mrs. Dalal be away from the building?
(a) 3 months.
(b) 10 days.
(c) 7 days.
(d) 2 weeks.

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

6. Lilia recalls events that occur in the fall of what year?
(a) 1971.
(b) 1972.
(c) 1976.
(d) 1979.

7. What does Mrs. Das want to mail to Mr. Kapasi?
(a) Love letters.
(b) Pictures of her.
(c) Pictures from the trip.
(d) American trinkets.

8. Because of the war with India Mr. Pirzada does not hear from his family for how many months?
(a) Twelve.
(b) Nine.
(c) Seven.
(d) Six.

9. What gets stolen from the building while Boori Ma is away for the afternoon?
(a) All the keys.
(b) The basin.
(c) The telephone.
(d) Both basins.

10. In which month does Mr. Pirzada return to Pakistan?
(a) October.
(b) September.
(c) December.
(d) January.

11. Mr. Pirzada is from what city in Pakistan?
(a) Dacca.
(b) Quetta.
(c) Islamabad.
(d) Karachi.

12. What did Mr. Chatterjee say that Boori Ma's mouth was full of?
(a) Kindness.
(b) Lies.
(c) Ashes.
(d) Wisdom.

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

14. How old is Mr. Kapasi?
(a) 48.
(b) 46.
(c) 52.
(d) 36.

15. What is Mrs. Dalal's reaction to her husband bring home the two basins?
(a) Fright.
(b) Happiness.
(c) Angry.
(d) Embarrassment.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the final secret Shoba reveals to Shukumar?

2. What does Shoba remind Shukumar that he has on Friday?

3. What does Lilia tell Dora about Mr. Pirzada's daughters?

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

5. How long does Mr. Kapasi calculate it will be before he receives mail from Mrs. Das?

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