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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Lilia treats the little candies Mr. Pirzada brings her like what?
(a) Weapons.
(b) Pets.
(c) Jewels.
(d) Threats.

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

3. Lilia's father wonders if she is learning about what in school?
(a) Partition.
(b) New England foliage.
(c) Wars in India.
(d) American Revolution.

4. Where did Shoba and Shukumar go on their first date?
(a) A hotel bar.
(b) A poetry recital.
(c) A book store.
(d) A Portuguese resturant.

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

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

7. What does Shoba remind Shukumar that he has on Friday?
(a) Test review.
(b) Dentist appointment.
(c) Dissertation meeting.
(d) Annual check-up.

8. Shoba and Shukumar are married young Indians living in what city?
(a) New York City.
(b) Los Angeles.
(c) Boston.
(d) Baltimore.

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

10. What do the excited Das children see from the car as they drive through India?
(a) Elephants.
(b) Monkeys.
(c) Dogs.
(d) Cows.

11. What is Boori Ma's main job at the building where she lives?
(a) Cleaning the bedding.
(b) Sweeping the stairs.
(c) Washing the toilets.
(d) Cooking the food.

12. What phrase accompanied all of Boori Ma's stories?
(a) As God is my witness.
(b) All true, every word.
(c) Believe me, don't believe me.
(d) Back in the day.

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

14. What is the date when Shoba checks the wall calendar, the day they get the electricity shut-off notice?
(a) April 19.
(b) March 19.
(c) June 29.
(d) May 29.

15. What does Mrs. Das complain about as they drive around India?
(a) Air-conditioning.
(b) Their hotel.
(c) The food.
(d) The scenery.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Where does Boori Ma sleep?

3. How long will the Mr. and Mrs. Dalal be away from the building?

4. Lilia's father explains to her that the British gave independence to India in what year?

5. What is Shoba's occupation in "A Temporary Matter"?

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