Nectar in a Sieve Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 2, Chapters 24 and 25.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Rukmani goes into the village to sell her vegetables, what does Biswas tell Rukmani?
(a) That he owes her money.
(b) That she owes him money.
(c) That Kenny has returned.
(d) That her sons are returning from Ceylon.

2. Who is the moneylender?
(a) Biswas.
(b) Hanuman.
(c) Janaki.
(d) Kali.

3. Who does Rukmani actually find in the house?
(a) Janaki.
(b) Kali.
(c) Kunthi.
(d) Ira.

4. What nickname does Nathan call Rukmani?
(a) Wife.
(b) Mani.
(c) Dear one.
(d) Ruku.

5. Why does Nathan accept the decision of his sons to leave for Ceylon?
(a) They are paying Nathan to let them go.
(b) They have been nothing but trouble since starting work at the tannery.
(c) Nathan cannot afford to keep feeding his sons.
(d) They are men now and have made their decision.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. Whose hut is completely destroyed by the monsoon?

3. What is the result of the strike for Arjun and Thambi?

4. What role do Rukmani's sons play in the tannery trouble?

5. Which of Rukmani's sons actually dies from starvation?

(see the answer key)

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