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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Adela Quested say she tried to stop the attack?
(a) By calling for help from the servants.
(b) By pushing Dr. Aziz down.
(c) She didn't try to stop it.
(d) By hitting Dr. Aziz with her glasses.

2. Who says, "I believe Dr. Aziz to be innocent"?
(a) Adela Quested.
(b) Cyril Fielding.
(c) Professor Godbole.
(d) Ronny Heaslop

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

4. Who escorts Mrs. Moore off the train?
(a) Adela Quested.
(b) Ronny Heaslop.
(c) Mr. Turton.
(d) Cyril Fielding.

5. Why does Dr. Aziz borrow Hamidullah's horse?
(a) To escape the city.
(b) To play polo.
(c) To visit a friend.
(d) To go riding with Adela Quested.

6. What does Nawab Bahudar do in response to the Bridge Party invitation?
(a) Drives twenty-five miles to go to the party.
(b) Finish his business because he does not have time to drive the twenty-five miles to the collector.
(c) Drives twenty-five miles to complain about the disrespect to the Indians.
(d) Drives twenty-five miles to shake the collector's hand.

7. Who wants to know the facts about the case in Part 2, Chapter 17?
(a) Mrs. Moore.
(b) Adela Quested.
(c) Cyril Fielding.
(d) Ronny Heaslop.

8. What does Mr. Turton expect Cyril Fielding to do?
(a) Fight for Dr. Aziz because he knows he is innocent.
(b) Rally for Adela Quested because of her race.
(c) Leave the country and avoid the trial.
(d) Determine all the facts before making a decision.

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

10. How does Adela react in response to offending Aziz?
(a) She continues to ask offensive questions.
(b) She apologizes immediately.
(c) She tells him that he is being too sensitive.
(d) She doesn't realize she has offended him.

11. Who says, "nothing embraces the whole of India, nothing, nothing, and that was Akbar's mistake."
(a) Cyril Fielding.
(b) Dr. Aziz.
(c) Mrs. Moore.
(d) Professor Godbole.

12. In the circular chamber, if a match is lit, it becomes apparent that the interior walls ________.
(a) Are jagged.
(b) Are dusty.
(c) Are covered with water.
(d) Are a polished mirror.

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

14. 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 try to be her friend so she won't go behind their back.
(c) They shun her, disgusted by the case.
(d) They avoid her because she is going back to England, anyway.

15. Who shows up near the caves in a car?
(a) Mrs. Moore.
(b) Ronny Heaslop.
(c) Nancy Derek.
(d) Dr. Aziz.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is Mr. Callendar upset at Dr. Aziz at the Bridge Party?

2. Why does Cyril Fielding want to talk to Adela Quested after Dr. Aziz's arrest?

3. Adela Quested had known Ronny Heaslop well in England and had come to India to visit him before deciding to be his wife. At the beginning of Chapter 8, how does Adela feel about Ronny?

4. What does Dr. Aziz see when he first comes out of the cave?

5. Dr. Aziz has three children. Who do they live with?

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