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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where does Rao's former lover live?
2. What medical condition is it first believed that Sambu's mother has?
3. Who is Selvi married to?
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
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 2
Why does Narayan leave some stories finished and others unresolved? What is Narayan trying to convey through these contrasting conclusions? Make sure to use specific examples from the text in your essay.
Essay Topic 3
In a well-written essay, discuss three benefits AND three challenges of constructing a novel entirely of vignettes. Make sure to use examples from "Malgudi Days" to support your thesis.
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