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 feels Rukmani is too young for marriage.
(b) She does not want to let Rukmani go.
(c) She knows that Nathan is beneath them.
(d) She feels Nathan is an angry man.

2. After the marriage, Rukmani sees her new home. What is it like?
(a) It is a two-room, brick house.
(b) It is a straw lean-to.
(c) It is a four-bedroom house.
(d) It is a two-room, mud hut.

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 beautiful.
(d) She is ugly.

4. How long is Rukmani away from the house while helping the woman in labor?
(a) Four hours.
(b) Two days.
(c) Fifteen hours.
(d) One day.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose child does Rukmani help birth?

2. How old is Rukmani when she marries Nathan?

3. Why does Kali warn Rukmani to not let her daughter start walking so early?

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

5. How many older sisters does Rukmani have?

(see the answer key)

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