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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where does Ranga live?
2. How does Selvi hear of her mother's death?
3. What is Sambu's mother's actual medical condition?
4. What does the landlord think is causing all the noise in his building?
5. What does Raman wonder about Daisy?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Choose at least 3 characters from the short stories in "Malgudi Days" and discuss 1) their relationship(s) with religion, god(s), and/or other religious figures and 2) what message Narayan is trying to convey through these characters' experiences.
Essay Topic 2
Choose two examples of the government and/or government programs present in "Malgudi Days." Discuss 1) what was going on in India at the time this novel takes place, and 2) how this may have affected Narayan's portrayal of the government and government programs in "Malgudi Days."
Essay Topic 3
Write a well-constructed essay addressing why the dog returns to the blind man in "The Blind Dog." What message is Narayan trying to convey?
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