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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is Naga?
2. Why was Rao forced to retire?
3. Why does Ranga stop working for the blacksmith?
4. What is the cat chasing when it gets a jug stuck on its head?
5. Where is the town fair located that Raman visits?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
Choose at least 3 female characters from "Malgudi Days." What do these characters have in common? What is different between them? What commentary is Narayan providing about women and society through these women's stories?
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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