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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 Bud call Jasmine?

2. Who said "There's no room in modern India for feudalism"?

3. Instead of going to "Tampah" and burning the suit under the tree on campus, where did Jasmine burn the suit?

4. What age was listed on Jasmine's fake passport?

5. The family maidservant is of what caste?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Professorji really do for a living?

2. What happened when Jasmine and Bud went to tell Darrel his loan was approved?

3. What does Lillian do to help Jasmine act like an American?

4. What surprise does the mailman deliver to Jasmine and who is it from?

5. What is Jasmine referring to when she says a "hell turned into paradise?"

6. How did Jasmine become a widow?

7. Jasmine calls Prakash a modern man. What are some examples of his modern outlook?

8. After leaving Darrel's home, why does Jasmine call Karin for help with Darrel?

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

10. When does Jasmine realize that her son's sexual curiosity may have been awakened?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Jasmine talks about a broken pitcher in regards to Vilma, Pitaji and herself. Explain what the broken pitcher represents and discuss why Jasmine references it in regard to each of them.

Essay Topic 2

At the end of the book Taylor and Duff arrive at the Iowa farm. Talking to Karin on the phone Jasmine thinks "Karin stayed. Du and I are different." Discuss this. Why does Jasmine have these thoughts? What does Jasmine mean by "Karin stayed?" How are Du and Jasmine "different"? (Hint: Don't get caught up in explaining cultural or ethnic differences here.)

Essay Topic 3

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.

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