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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where does the landlord sleep at night?
2. What did Sambu's father do for a living?
3. Who does the landlord call to get rid of the noises in his building?
4. Who is Naga?
5. How many surviving children does Ranga have?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Using 2 female characters from "Malgudi Days," analyze the role of women in the text. Make sure to use specific quotations from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 2
Analyze the relationship between two characters in any story in "Malgudi Days." Is it healthy? Unhealthy? What does each character get out of the relationship? What is the symbolism in certain parts of their connection to each other? What message is Narayan trying to convey through these two characters' relationship with each other?
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast the endings of two short stories from "Malgudi Days."
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