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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Rao still able to do?
2. Where is the hippie from?
3. What has been Ayah's job for 20 years or so?
4. What animal does the boy's father capture in the forest in "Naga"?
5. What does the hippie give the cobbler to smoke?
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
Analyze the interactions of at least 3 characters with animals and/or nature, making sure to use specific quotations from the text in your paper.
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