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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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?
(a) She thinks he is arrogant, rude, insensitive, and chauvinistic.
(b) She thinks he is uptight, shy, unsocial, and rude.
(c) She thinks he is polite, encouraging, sensitive, and gentlemanly.
(d) She thinks he is vibrant, exciting, nice, and handsome.

2. What is part of purdah?
(a) Christian women pray daily.
(b) Hindu women reveal their stomachs.
(c) Muslim women do not show their faces.
(d) Indian women drink tea before worship.

3. When Dr. Aziz runs into Mrs. Moore in the mosque he ____.
(a) He offers to find her a carriage.
(b) Warns her of snakes in the area.
(c) All of these are true.
(d) Becomes angry because she is a woman.

4. What does Mrs. Moore hear in the cave?
(a) Footsteps.
(b) Voices.
(c) Monkeys.
(d) Echoes.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why does Cyril Fielding say that he is in India?

3. From whom is the letter that Dr. Aziz has in his possession when arrested?

4. Nawab Bahadur offers Adela Quested and Ronny Heaslop a spin in his new car. What happens?

5. Who misses the train on the way to the caves?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when the party returns from the caves to Chandrapore?

2. Why does Mrs. Moore go back to England?

3. Who are Aziz's friends, and how can they be described?

4. Why is Major Callendar upset at Dr. Aziz?

5. Where is Adela Quested when she can't be found?

6. Why is Cyril Fielding unsure about hiring Amritrao?

7. Describe Cyril Fielding's thoughts on atheism.

8. How does Adela Quested offend Dr. Aziz on the picnic, before they enter the caves?

9. Describe the evidence against Dr. Aziz.

10. Describe the Marabar Caves.

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