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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How do the women start treating Adela Quested after she accuses Dr. Aziz of attacking her?
(a) They rally around her, sorry they had not been more inclusive.
(b) They avoid her because she is going back to England, anyway.
(c) They shun her, disgusted by the case.
(d) They try to be her friend so she won't go behind their back.

2. In Chapter 21, what holiday is being celebrated in the city?
(a) Ramadan.
(b) Christmas.
(c) Mohurram.
(d) Diwali.

3. What does Dr. Aziz see when he first comes out of the cave?
(a) A servant alone.
(b) Mrs. Moore and Cyril Fielding.
(c) Adela Quested crying.
(d) A crowd of people he doesn't know.

4. What does Adela Quested say started the echo?
(a) She doesn't have any idea.
(b) Dr. Aziz's attack.
(c) The voices of the others in the cave.
(d) Scratching her nail against the wall.

5. Who is the district superintendent of police?
(a) Ronny Heaslop.
(b) Major Callendar.
(c) Mr. McBryde.
(d) Mr. Turton.

6. What best characterizes the celebration of the holiday occurring at the same time that Fielding travels into the city?
(a) Drinking.
(b) Music.
(c) A Parade.
(d) Balloons.

7. Who points out there are well-qualified Indians for jobs in India?
(a) Dr. Aziz and his friends.
(b) Cyril Fielding and his friends.
(c) Adela Quested.
(d) Mrs. Moore.

8. Why does Cyril Fielding go into the city in Chapter 21?
(a) To discuss Aziz's situation.
(b) To go to work.
(c) To meet with Adela.
(d) To meet with Aziz.

9. Why does Mrs. Moore come to India?
(a) She comes on official business as a liason to the Indians.
(b) She comes to visit her son.
(c) She comes to visit her sister, who has married an Indian man.
(d) She comes as a tourist to see what British India looks like.

10. When Dr. Aziz returns home, he finds the invitation from Cyril Fielding to tea. He is ____.
(a) Regretful.
(b) Angry.
(c) Disappointed.
(d) Pleased.

11. Who misses the train on the way to the caves?
(a) Cyril Fielding and Adela Quested.
(b) Professor Godbole and Adela Quested.
(c) Cyril Fielding and Professor Godbole.
(d) Ronny Heaslop and ProfessorGodbole.

12. Who questions the allegations and insists on talking to Adela?
(a) Ronny Heaslop.
(b) Cyril Fielding.
(c) Mrs. Moore.
(d) Mr. Turton.

13. Why does Cyril Fielding want to talk to Adela Quested after Dr. Aziz's arrest?
(a) He wants to defend her honor.
(b) He thinks that Dr. Aziz is guilty.
(c) He hopes she'll recant before the report is submitted.
(d) He has feelings for Adela Quested.

14. What is served on the train?
(a) Coffee.
(b) Toast.
(c) Sandwiches.
(d) Poached eggs.

15. Who says, "I shall attend your marriage, but not your trial. Then I shall go to England."
(a) Cyril Fielding.
(b) Mrs. Moore.
(c) Dr. Aziz.
(d) Ronny Heaslop.

Short Answer Questions

1. A Passage to India is set in Chandrapore, India on the banks of the Ganges River. Which of the following is true about the city?

2. How does Cyril Fielding shock Dr. Aziz and his friends?

3. Adela Quested is thinking of the wedding as she is climbing near the caves. What are her thoughts on the wedding?

4. What does Adela Quested do after Dr. Aziz goes into the cave?

5. Why does Adela Quested say she wants to drop the case?

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