Nectar in a Sieve Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 1, Chapters 5, 6 and 7.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How old is Rukmani when she marries Nathan?
(a) Twelve.
(b) Twenty.
(c) Eighteen.
(d) Fourteen.

2. When Rukmani's mother is on her deathbed, who does her father send for?
(a) The temple priest.
(b) Rukmani's older sisters.
(c) The tribal chief.
(d) The village doctor.

3. After the monsoon, what does the family gather when they drain the rice terraces?
(a) Leaves for the roof repairs.
(b) Worms.
(c) Fish.
(d) Fresh soil.

4. Whose hut is completely destroyed by the monsoon?
(a) Kunthi's hut.
(b) Kenny's hut.
(c) Kali's hut.
(d) Rukmani's hut.

5. What is the village doctor's name?
(a) Biswas.
(b) Indira.
(c) Kennington.
(d) Archibold.

Short Answer Questions

1. When her parents restrict her freedom, what is Ira's reaction?

2. 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?

3. How long does it take the construction workers to build the new establishment in Nathan's village?

4. Why is Rukmani's mother upset with the choice of Nathan as Rukmani's husband?

5. In Chapter 4, what is being built in the village?

(see the answer key)

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