Jasmine Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. How many brothers does Jasmine have?

2. What does Bud call Jasmine?

3. What is the name of the new Sikh boys' gang?

4. What is Hari-prar's present from a customer whose car he fixed?

5. Who would not help the women under attack?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Darrel Lutz planting his thousand acre family farm alone for the first time?

2. How are Jasmine's "differences" treated by the Baden farmers versus the people she encountered while living in New York?

3. What happens after Du finds his sister?

4. Whom did Prakash marry, and where and how did they meet?

5. Although Jasmine and her husband did not have a child, how did Jasmine feel they had created life?

6. In the last chapter of the book, who arrives in strange car while Jasmine is looking out the window of the home she shares with Bud?

7. Why does Karin call Jasmine a tornado?

8. What did the letters Masterji read to his students reveal about American farmers?

9. Why did Sukkhi want to kill Jasmine?

10. What are the names on Jasmine's two bank accounts mentioned in Chapter 2 and where is each account located?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Jasmine, Vilma and Mataji were all widowed. Compare and contrast the choices each made in her widowhood. How did their choices align or contradict their culture's views on widows.

Essay Topic 2

Karin is Bud's ex-wife. Bud left Karin to be with his live-in girlfriend, Jasmine. Jasmine has to initiate contact with Karin twice, once for Darrel and once for Bud. Describe the circumstances that precipitated each contact, and Karin's response/reaction each time.

Essay Topic 3

Several animals are significant in Jasmine's life. For each animal (a dead water-logged dog, a mad dog at a latrine, a bull on a country lane, a gecko, and hogs) briefly describe why they are significant.

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