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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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.

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

4. Where did Shoba and Shukumar meet?
(a) Poetry recital.
(b) Hotel bar.
(c) Book Store.
(d) Portuguese resturant.

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

6. How old is Lilia during the events of her story?
(a) Twelve years old.
(b) Nine years old.
(c) Ten years old.
(d) Thirteen years old.

7. What did Boori Ma claim she was before coming to the building.
(a) A toilet cleaner.
(b) A professor.
(c) A landowner.
(d) A school principal.

8. Mr. Pirzada's daughters' names all start with what letter?
(a) Z.
(b) P.
(c) D.
(d) A.

9. When the building improvements began, where did Boori Ma have to sleep?
(a) In the stairwell.
(b) Under the letter boxes.
(c) In the alley.
(d) On the roof.

10. How does Mrs. Das comfort Bobby after the monkey attack?
(a) Promises to protect him always.
(b) Hugs him.
(c) Soothing words.
(d) Brushes his hair.

11. How did the residents of the building know Boori Ma was a refugee?
(a) Her tales.
(b) Her wealth.
(c) Her jewelry.
(d) Her accent.

12. How long does Mr. Kapasi calculate it will be before he receives mail from Mrs. Das?
(a) Two weeks.
(b) Seven months.
(c) Six weeks.
(d) Three months.

13. Which resident of the building decided Boori Ma should be thrown out?
(a) Mr. Dalal.
(b) Mrs. Dalal.
(c) Mrs. Misra.
(d) Mr. Chatterjee.

14. What is Shoba's occupation in "A Temporary Matter"?
(a) Textbook editor.
(b) Tour guide.
(c) Graduate student.
(d) Accountant.

15. What does Mrs. Das do in the car as her family drives through In India?
(a) Looks out the window.
(b) Paints her nails.
(c) Sings to the children.
(d) Reads the guide book.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What did Shoba give Shukumar for their first wedding anniversary?

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

4. Lilia recalls events that occur in the fall of what year?

5. What did Mrs. Dalal promise to bring Boori Ma from her trip?

(see the answer keys)

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