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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. What is Deepavali?
(a) The celebration of the village's settlement.
(b) The Festival of Lights.
(c) The anniversary of the tannery's opening.
(d) The temple's most holy day.

2. Why does Kenny not remain in the village for long periods of time?
(a) The other villages require his services as well.
(b) His family needs him.
(c) He works for the government.
(d) He cannot stand the poverty.

3. Which one of Nathan's sons has no skill for farming?
(a) Arjun.
(b) Selvam.
(c) Kuti.
(d) Thambi.

4. When the villagers learn that Rukmani can write, there are mixed reactions. Which one of the villagers marvels at Rukmani's writing skill?
(a) Janaki.
(b) Kali.
(c) Biswas.
(d) Kunthi.

5. What does Old Granny die from?
(a) A beating .
(b) Starvation.
(c) Infection.
(d) A fall.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the Arjun and Thambi do with their wages each week?

2. Why is Rukmani's mother upset with the choice of Nathan as Rukmani's husband?

3. When Arjun and Thambi leave for Ceylon, what is Rukmani afraid of?

4. While trying to raise money for the rent, how much money does Rukmani sell her clothing for?

5. During their conversation in the village, Biswas tells Rukmani a rumor he heard from Kunthi. What is the rumor?

(see the answer key)

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