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. 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) Ira.
(b) Kali.
(c) Janaki.
(d) Rukmani.

2. How old is Ira when she is given in marriage?
(a) Twelve.
(b) Fourteen.
(c) Twenty.
(d) Sixteen.

3. What does Rukmani find while tending her small garden?
(a) A cobra.
(b) A rat.
(c) A rabbit.
(d) A spider.

4. In Chapter 4, what is being built in the village?
(a) A graveyard.
(b) An inn.
(c) A tannery.
(d) A temple.

5. When the construction workers leave the village, some of the villagers are disappointed. Why?
(a) The village is once again too quiet.
(b) The villagers liked the excitement the men brought with them.
(c) The men told great stories about foreign lands.
(d) The men spent their money lavishly.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the village doctor's name?

2. Who is the moneylender?

3. How many nights does the monsoon last?

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

5. Why does Rukmani stay until her friend's baby is delivered?

(see the answer key)

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