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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. During which season is Ira's child born?
2. What does Ira name her son?
3. Nathan falls ill while he and Rukmani are in the city. What is his illness?
4. What is the name of Murugan's wife?
5. When the bullock drops Rukmani and Nathan off in the city, how far are they from Koil Road?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
In the Indian village, daughters are seen as a burden, while sons are seen as a benefit.
a. Why are daughters seen as a burden? Give examples from the story to support your reasoning.
b. Why are sons seen as a benefit? Give examples from the story to support your reasoning.
c. Is the same true today, daughters are a burden, while sons are a benefit? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Rukmani's parents arrange her marriage to Nathan.
a. Why do her parents select Nathan as her husband?
b. Why is her mother upset with their choice of Nathan?
c. What is the economic impact of the arranged marriage, for Nathan, for Rukmani, and for her parents?
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