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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mr. Bahu want to be paid to set up the deal for Lord Aldehyde?

2. What does Part 2 state about people?

3. What does the tea Will is fed do, according to the nurse?

4. What folly were the Raja and Andrew contemplating for the people of Pala?

5. What is/are Murugan's top prioritie(s) as ruler of Pala?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why was Will never interested in power? Quote from the text.

2. Why does Ambassador Bahu believe that Pala needs to change?

3. Why is it seem to be impure to sleep with a woman to the Rani?

4. What was Andrew's first genuinely religious experience?

5. What does nurse Radha say the correct way of going about treating someone is?

6. What were three things that were reformed, and why were they so widely accepted?

7. Murugan appears at Will's bed and engages in a dialogue. What does this dialogue portray Murugan to be?

8. What are some reasons Pala was unpopular?

9. What is the primary difference between the pain of Susila and Will?

10. What does Will believe was the result of the Rani's teachings to Murugan?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is significant about Lakshmi's death? What is significant about how the people who love her react? What is the primary difference in the way death is approached on Pala and here?

Essay Topic 2

"Which is better? To be born stupid into an intelligent society, or intelligent into an insane one?" Why is it better? Support your argument with at least three major points and three supporting statements for each major point.

Essay Topic 3

What is the significance of the title of the book Murugan is reading in Chapter 10? How does this title juxtapose Murugan's beliefs against those of the citizens of Pala? Can you make a similar juxtaposition in our culture? How is this relevant to the story?

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