Nectar in a Sieve Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 1, Chapters 8, 9, 10 and 11.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Whose child does Rukmani help birth?
(a) Biswas's child.
(b) Janaki's child.
(c) Kunthi's child.
(d) Kali's child.

2. Which of the women wishes that the new company's workers will simply go away for good?
(a) Kunthi.
(b) Rukmani.
(c) Janaki.
(d) Kali.

3. What do Rukmani and her mother do whenever Rukmani travels back to her childhood home?
(a) Visit with the neighbors.
(b) Laugh about Rukmani's earlier exploits.
(c) Visit the temple to pray.
(d) Complain about Rukmani's living conditions.

4. As the story opens, what is Rukmani dreaming of?
(a) Seeing her new grandchildren.
(b) Moving back to the city.
(c) Nathan being with her.
(d) Ira's upcoming wedding.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Nathan and Rukmani name their daughter?

2. What does Nathan do ten days after the birth of his son?

3. Who teaches Rukmani to read and write?

4. What is Deepavali?

5. What is the roof on Nathan's hut made from?

(see the answer key)

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