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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 is thrilled that the village has gone from being a simple group of mud huts to a small town?
(a) Janaki.
(b) Kali.
(c) Kunthi.
(d) Ira.

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

3. 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 working conditions they will see.
(d) The perils they will face on their journey.

4. What do Nathan's sons do on their one day off from the tannery each week?
(a) They work with Nathan in the fields.
(b) They spend their time in the local tavern.
(c) They help their mother with household chores.
(d) They travel to the nearby village to see their friends.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When the construction workers leave the village, some of the villagers are disappointed. Why?

2. How far have the construction workers traveled to reach the village?

3. In Chapter 12, the workers do something unexpected. What is it?

4. In Chapter 4, what is being built in the village?

5. How long does it take the construction workers to build the new establishment in Nathan's village?

(see the answer key)

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