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. Why is Rukmani's mother upset with the choice of Nathan as Rukmani's husband?
(a) She knows that Nathan is beneath them.
(b) She feels Nathan is an angry man.
(c) She feels Rukmani is too young for marriage.
(d) She does not want to let Rukmani go.

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

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

4. What fruit does Rukmani first grow that earns Nathan's praise?
(a) An orange.
(b) A kiwi.
(c) A mango.
(d) A pumpkin.

5. How old is their daughter before Nathan finally starts taking an interest in her?
(a) Three years.
(b) Ten months.
(c) Two weeks.
(d) Twelve weeks.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who teaches Rukmani to read and write?

2. How long is Rukmani away from the house while helping the woman in labor?

3. Who is the moneylender?

4. 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?

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

(see the answer key)

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