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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who comes and wants to ask Nataraj questions about Vasu?
(a) The forestry officer.
(b) The adjournment lawyer.
(c) The septuagenarian.
(d) The police inspector.

2. How does Nataraj return to Malgudi from Mempi?
(a) An eight hour bus ride on credit.
(b) Vasu drives him back.
(c) By taxi.
(d) The tea-shop man gets him a ride with a relative.

3. What does the lawyer say when Nataraj suggests they use the money he is owed to pay the court fees?
(a) That the accounts must not be mixed.
(b) That he will do so if it erases his entire debt.
(c) That it is a brilliant way of avoiding taxes.
(d) The money will not be enough.

4. How does Nataraj feel about the enmity between him and Vasu?
(a) He wishes he could re-establish cordiality.
(b) All of the above.
(c) He misses Vasu's rough friendship.
(d) It consumes him and makes him feel like a child.

5. What does Nataraj say he should have done if he cared for a peaceful existence?
(a) Run the printing press by himself.
(b) Close his parlour.
(c) Negotiate with his family.
(d) Reject Vasu on the first day.

6. Which of the following most accurately portrays the conversations between Nataraj and Vasu as of chapter two?
(a) Succinct and professional.
(b) Personal and private.
(c) Abrasive and slightly hostile.
(d) Lengthy and thoughtful.

7. Where is the village of Mempi?
(a) At the foot of a great mountain range.
(b) All of the above.
(c) A three hour jeep ride from Malgudi.
(d) At the edge of the jungle.

8. What answer does Vasu give Nataraj about whether he found a house to live in?
(a) He doesn't give an answer.
(b) He is no longer looking for a house.
(c) He has a house but he rented it out for the money.
(d) He said his house would be available in several months.

9. What does Nataraj worry Vasu will do?
(a) Bring live animals back to the attic.
(b) Shoot more sacred animals just to make Nataraj angry.
(c) Take Babu hostage for ransom.
(d) Legally take the attic from him.

10. How did Kumar come to Mempi?
(a) He was sold to the temple by a great elephant trainer.
(b) He wandered into town with a herd of cattle from the hills when he was six months old.
(c) He was given to the temple by the estate of driver who perished on the road.
(d) He was left when the tea plantation closed.

11. Why does the adjournment lawyer owe Nataraj?
(a) Nataraj lent him money.
(b) He has not yet paid for the wedding invitations.
(c) None of the above.
(d) He is Nataraj's tenent.

12. What does Vasu do for a living?
(a) Vasu is a taxidermist.
(b) Vasu is out of work.
(c) Vasu is police officer.
(d) Vasu is a hunter.

13. What did Vasu hear about when they reached Mempi?
(a) There was a wild elephant nearby in the jungle.
(b) Several poachers had been shot and killed.
(c) The forestry service was taking the week off.
(d) There had been a tiger prowling through town the previous night.

14. What does Nataraj use his parlor for?
(a) He keeps his printing machines in his parlour.
(b) All of the above.
(c) Nataraj lets any passerby who needs a rest have a seat in his parlour.
(d) He decorates his parlour with pictures so people think he has a family.

15. What activity does Vasu start to engage in as his poaching becomes more difficult?
(a) Vasu starts bullying people for money.
(b) None of the above.
(c) Vasu starts yelling and threatening the neighborhood children.
(d) Vasu starts bringing women to the apartment.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following does Vasu accuse Nataraj of?

2. What does the old Moslem tell Nataraj about his paper?

3. Who interrupts Vasu and Nataraj's conversation? What is Vasu's reaction?

4. What does Nataraj think about Vasu's friend's printing job?

5. What happened during the time Nataraj was studying at the Albert Mission?

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