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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How old is Ramu?
2. How does Selvi hear of her mother's death?
3. Why was Rao forced to retire?
4. Where does Rao's former lover live?
5. What kinds of crimes is the landlord accused of doing?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
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
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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