Nectar in a Sieve Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 1, Chapter 2.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who helps Rukmani when she is in childbirth and then while she recovers from the delivery?
(a) Janaki.
(b) Huntheri.
(c) Kunthi.
(d) Kali.

2. What does Rukmani do when she finds the creature in her garden?
(a) She writes about it.
(b) She feeds it.
(c) She kills it.
(d) She touches it.

3. Why are some people surprised when they look at Nathan and Rukmani's daughter?
(a) She is bald.
(b) She has one arm.
(c) She is ugly.
(d) She is beautiful.

4. How many older sisters does Rukmani have?
(a) One.
(b) Two.
(c) Three.
(d) Four.

5. 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?
(a) She teaches the neighborhood children.
(b) She goes for long walks.
(c) She writes.
(d) She visits with Kunthi.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Nathan and Rukmani name their daughter?

2. How old is their daughter before Nathan finally starts taking an interest in her?

3. Who teaches Rukmani to read and write?

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

5. Rukmani and two other women take turns helping Kunthi. Why?

(see the answer key)

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