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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What job is Sidda hired by Mr. Sivasanker to do?
2. Who teaches Selvi the skills she needs for her career?
3. What medical condition is it first believed that Sambu's mother has?
4. Who is Selvi married to?
5. How many surviving children does Ranga have?
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
Choose at least 3 characters from the short stories in "Malgudi Days" and discuss 1) their relationship(s) with religion, god(s), and/or other religious figures and 2) what message Narayan is trying to convey through these characters' experiences.
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast the talkative man in one story that describes his character and life as a youth with how the talkative man is represented in another story about his character and life as an adult.
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