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

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

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

4. In Chapter 23, Sivaji returns to the farm. What news does he bring to Nathan and Rukmani?
(a) The new crop will be wheat, not rice.
(b) The rent is being increased.
(c) The landowner is coming to the village himself.
(d) The land is being sold.

5. Who, besides his mother, accepts Sacrabani unconditionally?
(a) Selvam.
(b) Nathan.
(c) Rukmani.
(d) Ira.

Short Answer 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?

2. When her parents restrict her freedom, what is Ira's reaction?

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

4. When Arjun and Thambi leave for Ceylon, what is Rukmani afraid of?

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

(see the answer key)

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