Nectar in a Sieve Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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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) Rukmani.
(b) Kali.
(c) Janaki.
(d) Kunthi.

2. When Arjun and Thambi leave for Ceylon, what is Rukmani afraid of?
(a) That they will marry without her blessing.
(b) Never seeing her sons again.
(c) The perils they will face on their journey.
(d) The working conditions they will see.

3. Arjun and Thambi leave the village to work in Ceylon. Where are they working?
(a) In the village market.
(b) In the masonry building.
(c) In the tea plantation.
(d) In the tannery's new building.

4. When the construction workers leave the village, some of the villagers are disappointed. Why?
(a) The villagers liked the excitement the men brought with them.
(b) The men spent their money lavishly.
(c) The village is once again too quiet.
(d) The men told great stories about foreign lands.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is Old Granny's body found?

2. After the villagers watch the construction workers for a while, what does the overseer do?

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

4. As a result of the new company moving into the village, which of the women now has a plan for her sons, as she realizes that the land cannot support all the men farming?

5. When Rukmani complains to the other women about the village's expansion and its resulting noise, Kunthi insults her. What does Kunthi call Rukmani?

(see the answer key)

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