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

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

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

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

5. Who teaches Rukmani to read and write?
(a) Her brother.
(b) Her father.
(c) Her teacher.
(d) Her husband.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does Rukmani address Nathan?

3. How long is Rukmani in the Nathan's village before finally meeting some of the other women?

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

5. What does Rukmani find while tending her small garden?

(see the answer key)

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