Nectar in a Sieve Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 2, Chapters 28, 29 and 30.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do Nathan and Rukmani name their daughter?
(a) Selvam.
(b) Nathina.
(c) Rukki.
(d) Irawaddy.

2. How old is Rukmani's daughter when her first son is finally born?
(a) Three.
(b) Seven.
(c) Five.
(d) Ten.

3. In Chapter 4, what is being built in the village?
(a) A temple.
(b) An inn.
(c) A graveyard.
(d) A tannery.

4. Chapter 18 opens with Rukmani going into town to sell some of her vegetables. Who does she now refuse to sell to?
(a) Kunthi.
(b) Biswas.
(c) Janaki.
(d) Old Granny.

5. How do Nathan and Rukmani raise the rent money they must pay?
(a) They sell some of their belongings.
(b) They teach other villagers to read and write.
(c) They go to work at the tannery.
(d) They sell the rest of the rice they were holding in reserves.

Short Answer Questions

1. Ira and Sacrabani stay behind in the village. Who will they live with?

2. Why do some of the villagers not trust the doctor?

3. Why does Rukmani take Ira to see Kenny?

4. How long does it actually take to complete the hospital?

5. After her mother dies, the doctor asks Rukmani what is wrong. What does Rukmani reveal to the doctor?

(see the answer key)

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