Nectar in a Sieve Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 1, Chapters 18, 19 and 20.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who comes to the farm to collect the rent?
(a) Kunthi.
(b) Sivaji.
(c) Biswas.
(d) Janaki.

2. Who does Rukmani trust to find a suitable husband for Ira?
(a) Old Granny.
(b) Kunthi.
(c) Kenny.
(d) Kali.

3. During the drought, Rukmani takes the food she has available and then divides their food into serving portions. How many days' worth of food do they have?
(a) 4.
(b) 12.
(c) 24.
(d) 36.

4. What does Rukmani talk Nathan out of selling?
(a) Their bullocks.
(b) Their pots and pans.
(c) Their wedding clothes.
(d) The next season's seed.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When does Nathan accompany Rukmani into the village?

2. What do Nathan and Rukmani name their daughter?

3. Why does Rukmani take Ira to see Kenny?

4. Which of Rukmani's sons is killed at the beginning of Chapter 15?

5. Which of the women wishes that the new company's workers will simply go away for good?

(see the answer key)

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