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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 Rao?
2. What has happened to Sambu's father?
3. Where does the landlord sleep at night?
4. Who discovers Selvi?
5. Where does the hippie encounter the cobbler?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
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
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?
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