Nectar in a Sieve Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 2, Chapters 24 and 25.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When they leave the village, who are Rukmani and Nathan planning to live with?
(a) Arjun.
(b) Kenny.
(c) Thambi.
(d) Murugan.

2. When Rukmani becomes sick as she leaves her parents' home, what is her new husband's reaction?
(a) He ignores her.
(b) He soothes her.
(c) He returns to her parents' home.
(d) He yells at her.

3. After the marriage, Rukmani sees her new home. What is it like?
(a) It is a two-room, mud hut.
(b) It is a straw lean-to.
(c) It is a two-room, brick house.
(d) It is a four-bedroom house.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Arjun and Thambi leave the village to work in Ceylon. Where are they working?

2. How old is Rukmani when she marries Nathan?

3. How does Nathan characterize Rukmani?

4. Which of Rukmani's children is most in danger of dying from starvation?

5. What does Ira tell Sacrabani about his father?

(see the answer key)

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