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 does Rukmani use for the first time at the doctor's house?
(a) A latrine.
(b) A lamp.
(c) An electric stove.
(d) A telephone.

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

3. When Arjun and Thambi leave for Ceylon, what is Rukmani afraid of?
(a) That they will marry without her blessing.
(b) Never seeing her sons again.
(c) The perils they will face on their journey.
(d) The working conditions they will see.

4. When the bullock drops Rukmani and Nathan off in the city, how far are they from Koil Road?
(a) Fifteen miles.
(b) One mile.
(c) Ten miles.
(d) Three miles.

5. When the construction workers leave the village, some of the villagers are disappointed. Why?
(a) The villagers liked the excitement the men brought with them.
(b) The men told great stories about foreign lands.
(c) The village is once again too quiet.
(d) The men spent their money lavishly.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose child does Rukmani help birth?

2. On their first night in the city, what happens while Rukmani and Nathan are eating their dinner?

3. What does Rukmani tell her family regarding Puli?

4. When Rukmani goes to the river to wash Ira's garment, what does she find in the garment's folds?

5. Why has Kenny returned to the village?

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