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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Ira and Sacrabani stay behind in the village. Who will they live with?
2. After leaving the Collector's house, where do Rukmani and Nathan go?
3. Why does Kenny not help Rukmani when ask. him for food during the drought?
4. How is Ira earning the money she is using to buy food for her brother?
5. During the construction of the hospital, what becomes Kenny's most frequent saying?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Puli plays a very important and pivotal role in the latter part of the story.
a. Why do Nathan and Rukmani become attached to Puli? How does Puli benefit from their relationship? How do Nathan and Rukmani benefit from their relationship?
b. Puli is both a hardened city dweller and a little boy at the same time. Describe incidents of each side of the boy.
c. The introduction of Puli to Rukmani's family is significant. How is Puli introduced to Rukmani's family and what is significant about the introduction?
Essay Topic 2
There were a number of coping methods that helped the various characters in the story deal with situations in their lives. How did the following people cope? Be sure to describe a particular situation in the story and tell how they dealt with the situation.
Essay Topic 3
The opening of the tannery impacts life in the village in many ways, both positive and negative.
a. Describe three positive and three negative impacts the tannery has on the village.
b. Describe three impacts the tannery has personally on Rukmani.
c. In Rukmani's opinion, what is the biggest positive consequence of the tannery's opening?
d. In Rukmani's opinion, what is the biggest negative consequence of the tannery's opening?
e. Do you agree with Rukmani's opinions (your answers to c & d)? Why or why not?
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