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. What name do Rukmani and Nathan give to their son?
(a) Arjun.
(b) Biswas.
(c) Nathanson.
(d) Kennington.

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

3. When Arjun and Thambi leave for Ceylon, what is Rukmani afraid of?
(a) Never seeing her sons again.
(b) The perils they will face on their journey.
(c) That they will marry without her blessing.
(d) The working conditions they will see.

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

5. When the bullock drops Rukmani and Nathan off in the city, how far are they from Koil Road?
(a) Fifteen miles.
(b) Ten miles.
(c) Three miles.
(d) One mile.

Short Answer Questions

1. What fruit does Rukmani first grow that earns Nathan's praise?

2. As the drought continues, how much food is available for the family when Rukmani first measures it?

3. When they leave the village, who are Rukmani and Nathan planning to live with?

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

5. What nickname does Nathan call Rukmani?

(see the answer key)

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