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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does Mr. Salgado treat Robert and the journalist?
(a) With suspicion.
(b) With tolerance.
(c) With respect.
(d) With impatience.
2. Why does Nili become upset when she goes to see the fish catch?
(a) A reef shark is killed and a dolphin is about to be killed.
(b) She thinks the fish market is stinky and dirty.
(c) One of the fishermen is rude to her.
(d) She sees her old boyfriend there with his new wife.
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) Walks in the garden.
(d) Makes himself a sandwich.
4. On the morning of the poker party, Nili is in a bad mood and won't ___.
(c) Leave her room.
(d) Get out of bed.
5. Who calls Nili right before lunch is served to the poker crowd?
(a) Her former employer.
(c) Her sister.
6. For the holidays, what does Mr. Salgado bring home for the first time ever?
(a) Dark chocolate fudge.
(b) Nativity scene.
(c) Pumpkin pie.
(d) Christmas tree.
7. Mr. Dias Liyanage wants Mr. Salgado to take a job with a foundation interested in what?
(a) Fishing industry.
(b) Cultural preservation.
(c) Coral business.
(d) Soil conservation.
8. As Triton closes up the main house following the Christmas Eve dinner, who does he find together on the sofa?
(a) Miss Nili and Robert.
(b) Miss Ellie and Joseph.
(c) Robert and Miss Ellie.
(d) Mr. Salgado and Miss Nili.
9. As Miss Nili and Mr. Salgado get ready to attend the Mahaweli Scheme inauguration party, Triton gets the sense that things are ___.
(b) Not what they seem.
(c) Going great.
(d) Slipping away.
10. At the Christmas Eve dinner, who watches Miss Nili intently as she speaks?
11. When does Miss Nili start visiting Mr. Salgado?
(a) February 1967.
(b) December 1971.
(c) April 1969.
(d) June 1965.
12. How does Wijetunga, Mr. Salgados' assistant, change in Part III of the book?
(a) He goes through a bitter divorce and child custody battle.
(b) He completes his education and knows almost as much as Mr. Salgado does about reefs.
(c) He grows a beard, is kinder to Triton, and speaks of revolution.
(d) He becomes a vegetarian and speaks of attaining enlightenment.
13. What changes does Miss Nili's presence create in Mr. Salgado?
(a) He becomes distracted and forgetful.
(b) He begins to act more arrogantly.
(c) He comes to life, becoming more radiant and outgoing.
(d) He becomes more withdrawn than before.
14. Why does Miss Nili borrow Mr. Salgado's blue shirt?
(a) She wants to have it laundered because she accidentally spilled wine on it.
(b) To use as a sample so that another like it can be made for him.
(c) Her little brother needs a blue shirt for his school play.
(d) It goes well with her cream-colored skirt.
15. Why does Salgado say he's reluctant to work for the government?
(a) He does not want to play the politicians' games.
(b) The government does not run the program correctly.
(c) He would rather conduct his research independently.
(d) There is little pay in working for the government.
Short Answer Questions
1. What kind of fish does Triton purchase from a group of fishermen?
2. How do the guests react to the meal Triton prepares for Christmas Eve?
3. What does Triton serve the Christmas Eve dinner guests for dessert?
4. Mr. Salgado tells Triton that Dias is dead and explains that he ___.
5. One evening, Miss Nili and Mr. Salgado argue about what to do because Nili wants to go out but Salgado wants to ___.
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