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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why does Mr. Salgado start to ignore marine-related projects that used to captivate him?
(a) Spending time with Miss Nili, he becomes a socialite.
(b) He's too preoccupied with Wijetunga's transformation.
(c) The government interferes too much with his science projects.
(d) He turns his attention to musical pursuits.
2. When Robert brings by a journalist to see Mr. Salgado, Miss Nili greets them wearing what?
(a) Her kimono.
(b) Mr. Salgado's bathrobe.
(c) Curlers in her hair.
(d) A bathing suit.
3. What does Triton do while the men at the poker party chat over drinks?
(a) Cleans the kitchen.
(b) Talks with Miss Nili.
(c) Makes himself a sandwich.
(d) Walks in the garden.
4. When does Miss Nili start visiting Mr. Salgado?
(a) December 1971.
(b) April 1969.
(c) February 1967.
(d) June 1965.
5. Why is Mr. Salgado distracted on the drive to the observatory?
(a) He has a lot on his mind.
(b) He's too hungry to focus on driving.
(c) Mr. Dias Liyanage is talking too much.
(d) He's too busy reciting poetry.
6. At the poker party, Mr. Salgado can't eat and drinks too much beer because he's worried about what?
(a) Why Triton wants to quit.
(b) Where Nili is and what she's doing.
(c) The fast-approaching hurricane.
(d) Whether or not his project is getting funded.
7. What do Robert and the journalist want to know when they stop by to visit Mr. Salgado?
(a) How the coastal village lifestyle is changing due to sea erosion.
(b) How the project to convert the ocean's energy into electricity is coming along.
(c) How quickly the reef is deteriorating.
(d) How much it costs to build a protective seawall.
8. Why does Nili become upset when she goes to see the fish catch?
(a) She thinks the fish market is stinky and dirty.
(b) One of the fishermen is rude to her.
(c) A reef shark is killed and a dolphin is about to be killed.
(d) She sees her old boyfriend there with his new wife.
9. Why does Nili worry that she's really not invited to the Mahaweli Scheme inauguration party?
(a) One of the party organizers dislikes her.
(b) She's not a wife.
(c) Mr. Salgado often gets the details wrong.
(d) Her name does not appear on the invitation.
10. What does Triton find inside the cookbook he receives?
(a) A map of Sri Lanka.
(b) A letter meant for someone else.
(c) A thank you letter.
(d) A one hundred rupee note.
11. Why does Wijetunga tell Triton that children need an education?
(a) So they can make something of themselves.
(b) So they can question authority.
(c) To later earn a good living and support a large family.
(d) To have the opportunity to leave Sri Lanka if they wish.
12. What does Triton do after he finishes serving Christmas Eve dinner to Mr. Salgado and his guests?
(a) Eats his meal out in the garden.
(b) Pulls a chair up and joins the party.
(c) Goes outside to gaze at the stars.
(d) Moves to the doorway and watches the guests.
13. Mr. Salgado announces to Triton that they are going to England so he can do what?
(a) Forget about Nili and find a new love.
(b) Pursue his passion for music.
(c) Work at an institute.
(d) Open a restaurant.
14. Why is Triton worried about having to move Mr. Salgado's shoes to the spare room?
(a) He's afraid of mixing them up.
(b) He doesn't want to damage them.
(c) He has an irrational fear of shoes.
(d) There is very little space there for them.
15. One evening, Miss Nili and Mr. Salgado argue about what to do because Nili wants to go out but Salgado wants to ___.
(a) Have a poker party.
(b) Visit his brother.
(c) Eat leftovers.
(d) Work on his project.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who carves the turkey during the Christmas Eve dinner?
2. How does Mr. Salgado feel when Miss Nili is around?
3. How does Mr. Salgado feel whenever Miss Nili is not around?
4. Mr. Salgado tells Triton that Dias is dead and explains that he ___.
5. When Triton takes towels to Miss Nili's and Mr. Salgado's room, what does he accidentally see?
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