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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who says to Mrs. Moore, "You're superior to them, anyway. Don't forget that. You're superior to everyone in India except one or two of the Ranis, and they're on an equality"?
(a) Ronny Heaslop.
(b) The Anglo Women.
(c) Dr. Aziz.
(d) Adela Quested.

2. Dr. Aziz is glad that Adela Quested is ____ because it allows him to enjoy her company.
(a) Smart.
(b) Plain.
(c) Energetic.
(d) Pretty.

3. In regard to the Bridge Party, Nawab Bahudar _____.
(a) Says he welcomes and appreciates the gesture of the British.
(b) Is upset and hurt that the British did not invite more of the Indians.
(c) Says he believes that the party will give him a chance to rise in power.
(d) Is resentful of the empty attempt to pretend an interest in the Indian community.

4. Which of the following is not true about Cyril Fielding?
(a) He has found that he can be in with the Indians and still be friends with the Englishwomen, but not the Englishmen.
(b) He feels that the segregationist attitudes of the British leaders here are evidence of stupidity.
(c) He has always gotten along with Englishmen, but he does not like these expatriates in Chandrapore.
(d) He is over the age of forty, has experienced a lot of life, and is devoted to education.

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

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

7. Nawab Bahadur, a generous and wealthy leader in the Muslim community, discusses the invitation to the Bridge Party with Mahmoud Ali and others. Mahmoud Ali is _____.
(a) Upset and hurt that the British did not invite more of the Indians.
(b) Excited about the opportunity to spend time with the British elite.
(c) Disappointed that Hindus and Muslims were both invited to the party.
(d) Resentful of the empty attempt to pretend an interest in the Indian community.

8. When does the party plan to leave to go to the caves?
(a) Long before daylight.
(b) In the afternoon.
(c) As soon as it is light out.
(d) Late at night.

9. What is described in Chapter 12?
(a) Fielding's Office.
(b) Aziz's Hovel.
(c) The Club.
(d) The Marabar Caves.

10. Why does Dr. Aziz want to go to Calcutta?
(a) To visit a museum.
(b) To meet some friends.
(c) To conduct business.
(d) To visit a brothel.

11. What story does Major Callendar tell about Dr. Aziz?
(a) He says that he is the exception to the Indians in Chandrapore.
(b) He says that he concocted plans to get Adela alone.
(c) He says that he has been innappropriate with other women.
(d) He says that he was not around when Adela was attacked.

12. Who says, "I travel light"?
(a) Dr. Aziz.
(b) Adela Quested.
(c) Ronny Heaslop.
(d) Cyril Fielding.

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

14. Who is the city magistrate?
(a) Cyril Fielding.
(b) Mr. McBryde.
(c) Ronny Heaslop.
(d) Major Callendar.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the Calcutta barrister, who has a good reputation but is notoriously anti-British?

2. Cyril Fielding, the principal at the college, visits with Mrs. Moore and Adela Quested and invites them to tea. Why?

3. Who comes to visit Cyril Fielding at the school?

4. What do the lawyers and Cyril Fielding decide to do regarding Aziz's case?

5. Why does Dr. Aziz change his invitation from his house to Marabar Caves?

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