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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What month does Shoba's mother come for a visit?
(a) November.
(b) October.
(c) September.
(d) December.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. Mr. Pirzada has a grant to study what?
(a) Wars in India.
(b) New England foliage.
(c) American Revolution.
(d) Partition.

11. What was the name of the friend who drove Shoba to the hospital?
(a) Gillian.
(b) Tina.
(c) Twinkle.
(d) Laxmi.

12. What is on the front of Mrs. Das' shirt that keeps attracting Mr. Kapasi's eyes?
(a) A strawberry.
(b) A flag.
(c) An American phrase.
(d) A rose.

13. How old was Mr. Kapasi's son when he died in his mother's arms?
(a) Two.
(b) Seven.
(c) Newborn.
(d) Five.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How old is Shoba?

3. What did Lilia stop doing each night so as not to ruin her prayer for Mr. Pirzada's family?

4. What does Mr. Pirzada give Lilia for Halloween?

5. What event had Shoba already planned for their baby?

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