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. When does Nathan accompany Rukmani into the village?
(a) When there is no work to do on the farm.
(b) When Nathan has business to conduct.
(c) When Rukmani asks him to come with her.
(d) When Nathan needs to visit the doctor.

2. Why does Ira's husband refuse to take her back?
(a) He no longer loves her.
(b) He feels like he failed her.
(c) She is still barren.
(d) He has taken a new wife.

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

4. Which one of the villagers is scornful of Rukmani's writing skills?
(a) Janaki.
(b) Kali.
(c) Biswas.
(d) Kunthi.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. When Rukmani goes into the village to sell her vegetables, what does Biswas tell Rukmani?

3. What does Rukmani set aside at the end of every month?

4. How does Nathan characterize Rukmani?

5. Who comes to the farm to collect the rent?

(see the answer key)

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