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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How many rupees is Ranga offered to go with the man in the yellow car?
2. Who is Naga?
3. What does Raman wonder about Daisy?
4. What does the landlord think is causing all the noise in his building?
5. What is the cat chasing when it gets a jug stuck on its head?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Compare and contrast the talkative man in one story that describes his character and life as a youth with how the talkative man is represented in another story about his character and life as an adult.
Essay Topic 3
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."
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