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. When Rukmani complains to the other women about the village's expansion and its resulting noise, Kunthi insults her. What does Kunthi call Rukmani?
(a) A scared little girl.
(b) A backward child.
(c) A village girl.
(d) An ignorant woman.

2. 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?
(a) Kali.
(b) Ira.
(c) Janaki.
(d) Rukmani.

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

4. What do the Arjun and Thambi do with their wages each week?
(a) They save their wages for Ira's dowry.
(b) The give their wages to Rukmani.
(c) They spend it in the local tavern.
(d) They waste it gambling.

5. Where is Old Granny's body found?
(a) In the rice paddy.
(b) In the street.
(c) In her home.
(d) In the temple.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. When does Nathan accompany Rukmani into the village?

5. How long does it actually take to complete the hospital?

(see the answer key)

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