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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What is the final secret Shukumar reveals to Shoba?
(a) He wants to move out.
(b) The sex of their baby.
(c) He was unfaithful.
(d) He cheated on a exam.

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

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

8. What is the final secret Shoba reveals to Shukumar?
(a) She was unfaithful.
(b) She wants to move out.
(c) The sex of their baby.
(d) She hates him.

9. What is the name of Lilia's teacher?
(a) Mrs. Bradford.
(b) Mrs. Dixit.
(c) Mrs. Kenyon.
(d) Mrs. Conner.

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

11. Lilia is unaware of national distinctions until she asks her father about setting a ________ for the Indian man.
(a) Spoon.
(b) Plate.
(c) Glass.
(d) Fork.

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

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

14. What attracts the monkeys to Bobby Das?
(a) Mrs. Das spilled puffed rice.
(b) Bobby's gum.
(c) Mrs. Das spilled soda.
(d) Bobby's stick.

15. How old is Mrs. Das?
(a) 28.
(b) 32.
(c) 46.
(d) 27.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of Shoba and Shukumar's neighbors?

2. What kind of box does Lilia keep beside her bed?

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

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

5. Mr. Kapasi thinks the Das couple acts like what?

(see the answer keys)

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