Nectar in a Sieve Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 1, Chapter 4.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. As a result of the new company moving into the village, which of the women now has a plan for her sons, as she realizes that the land cannot support all the men farming?
(a) Janaki.
(b) Kali.
(c) Ira.
(d) Rukmani.

2. When her parents restrict her freedom, what is Ira's reaction?
(a) She sneaks into the village when her parents are in the fields.
(b) She complains to her parents, but stays near the hut.
(c) She understands, but refuses to listen.
(d) She is confused, but doesn't complain.

3. How long does it take the construction workers to build the new establishment in Nathan's village?
(a) Two weeks.
(b) Five weeks.
(c) Two months.
(d) One year.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How far have the construction workers traveled to reach the village?

3. After learning that Nathan killed a cobra, Kali disagrees with his action. Why?

4. How does Old Granny make her living?

5. How old is Rukmani's daughter when her first son is finally born?

(see the answer key)

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