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 do Rukmani's parents arrange her marriage to Nathan?
(a) Nathan is a member of the ruling class.
(b) Nathan lives in the same town.
(c) Rukmani is in love with Nathan.
(d) Nathan requires no dowry.

2. How does Nathan characterize Rukmani?
(a) Ignorant.
(b) Lazy.
(c) Tired.
(d) Clever.

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

4. What is Rukmani doing when she first meets the other women in Nathan's village?
(a) Reading.
(b) Working in the fields.
(c) Laundry.
(d) Carrying water.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What nickname does Nathan call Rukmani?

2. Why are some people surprised when they look at Nathan and Rukmani's daughter?

3. When the villagers learn that Rukmani can write, there are mixed reactions. Which one of the villagers marvels at Rukmani's writing skill?

4. What does Rukmani do when she finds the creature in her garden?

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

(see the answer key)

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