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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What has been Ayah's job for 20 years or so?
2. What is Rao's favorite part of the day?
3. How old is the lost boy?
4. Who is Dr. Kishen?
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
In a well-written essay, 1) discuss what message you think Narayan is trying to convey to his reader about fate, 2) at least 2 literary devices Narayan uses to support this position, and 3) whether or not you agree with Narayan's take on fate.
Essay Topic 2
Using direct evidence from the text, write a paper arguing that the short story "Selvi" does or does not fit in with the larger novel. Does its theme connect to the larger theme of "Malgudi Days"? Are the characters similar to other characters? Does the writing style and literary devices used reflect the rest of the text?
Essay Topic 3
Choose 3 examples of marriage in "Malgudi Days" and discuss what commentary Narayan is making about the institution of marriage. Make sure to use specific examples and quotations from the text to support your thesis.
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