Nectar in a Sieve Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 1, Chapter 4.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Rukmani is keeping a secret from her husband. What is her secret?
(a) She lost a child before their son was born.
(b) She is seeing Kenny romantically.
(c) She is seeing Kenny for fertility treatments.
(d) She is working in the village to earn extra money.

2. Whose child does Rukmani help birth?
(a) Biswas's child.
(b) Janaki's child.
(c) Kali's child.
(d) Kunthi's child.

3. When the villagers learn that Rukmani can write, there are mixed reactions. Which one of the villagers marvels at Rukmani's writing skill?
(a) Kali.
(b) Biswas.
(c) Janaki.
(d) Kunthi.

4. When Rukmani becomes sick as she leaves her parents' home, what is her new husband's reaction?
(a) He soothes her.
(b) He returns to her parents' home.
(c) He yells at her.
(d) He ignores her.

5. How long does it take the construction workers to build the new establishment in Nathan's village?
(a) Five weeks.
(b) Two weeks.
(c) Two months.
(d) One year.

Short Answer Questions

1. After the marriage, Rukmani sees her new home. What is it like?

2. When Rukmani begins taking better care of herself and leaving more of the farming work to Nathan, what does she do in her spare time?

3. Who teaches Rukmani to read and write?

4. After learning that Nathan killed a cobra, Kali disagrees with his action. Why?

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

(see the answer key)

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