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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why was Rao forced to retire?
2. How old is Rao?
3. What animal does the boy's father capture in the forest in "Naga"?
4. Where does Ranga live?
5. Who discovers Selvi?
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
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
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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