Nectar in a Sieve Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Rukmani feel some relief when her son finally dies of starvation?

2. Who, besides his mother, accepts Sacrabani unconditionally?

3. How is Ira earning the money she is using to buy food for her brother?

4. When she finally earns enough money to return to Nathan's village, who accompanies Rukmani on her return?

5. Who is Puli?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The book is entitled "Nectar in a Sieve". Why does the author choose this title? How does the title foreshadow the story of Rukmani's life?

Essay Topic 2

Two women are generous and kind to Rukmani when she desperately needs it.

a. Compare and contrast Old Granny and Brila.

b. How do they each care for Rukmani?

c. What do they each provide for Rukmani?

Essay Topic 3

Both Ira and Kunthi turn to prostitution to earn money.

a. Describe Ira's motives for prostituting her body.

b. Describe Kunthi's motives for prostituting her body.

c. Do their motives make their actions any less objectionable? Why or why not?

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