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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 1, Chapters 21, 22 and 23.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the women wishes that the new company's workers will simply go away for good?
(a) Janaki.
(b) Kali.
(c) Kunthi.
(d) Rukmani.

2. In Chapter 12, Rukmani also learns that Selvam is leaving the village. What is his new job?
(a) He is a farmer.
(b) He is a servant.
(c) He is a tannery official.
(d) He is a brick layer.

3. When her parents restrict her freedom, what is Ira's reaction?
(a) She is confused, but doesn't complain.
(b) She complains to her parents, but stays near the hut.
(c) She understands, but refuses to listen.
(d) She sneaks into the village when her parents are in the fields.

4. Which of Rukmani's sons marries of his own accord?
(a) Thambi.
(b) Arjun.
(c) Kuti.
(d) Murugan.

5. What does Ira tell Sacrabani about his father?
(a) That he is away and will come to them when he can.
(b) That he is married to another woman.
(c) That he is dead.
(d) That he doesn't want them.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Kenny's plan, how long should it take to build the hospital?

2. What does Kenny recommend that Nathan needs to eat when he is ill in order to regain his strength?

3. In Chapter 23, Sivaji returns to the farm. What news does he bring to Nathan and Rukmani?

4. What do Nathan's sons do on their one day off from the tannery each week?

5. Why does Kenny not remain in the village for long periods of time?

(see the answer key)

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