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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does Miss Nili advise regarding the holiday decor?
(a) To cover the house in twinkling lights.
(b) To add shinier decor.
(c) To add more Christmas tree decorations.
(d) To take down most of it.
2. Why is Wijetunga dismayed when Triton tell hims that Miss Nili runs a hotel?
(a) He believes tourists ruin their country.
(b) He believes women should not work in business.
(c) He once has a terrible accident at a hotel.
(d) He used to date Miss Nili and does not want to hear about her.
3. What does Triton do while the men at the poker party chat over drinks?
(a) Walks in the garden.
(b) Makes himself a sandwich.
(c) Talks with Miss Nili.
(d) Cleans the kitchen.
4. When does Miss Nili start visiting Mr. Salgado?
(a) December 1971.
(b) April 1969.
(c) June 1965.
(d) February 1967.
5. When Robert brings by a journalist to see Mr. Salgado, Miss Nili greets them wearing what?
(a) Mr. Salgado's bathrobe.
(b) Curlers in her hair.
(c) Her kimono.
(d) A bathing suit.
6. With Mr. Salgado spending more time out of the house with his new job, Triton spends more time doing what?
7. How does Triton change after Nili joins the household?
(a) He becomes quiet and moody.
(b) He decides to grow a flower garden for her.
(c) He cooks meals that impress her.
(d) He spends more time with her than with Mr. Salgado.
8. As Triton closes up the main house following the Christmas Eve dinner, who does he find together on the sofa?
(a) Miss Ellie and Joseph.
(b) Robert and Miss Ellie.
(c) Miss Nili and Robert.
(d) Mr. Salgado and Miss Nili.
9. What does Miss Nili do when Mr. Salgado accuses her of sleeping with Robert?
(a) Cries, saying the accusation hurts.
(b) Says she loves Robert.
(c) Laughs loudly and slaps him.
(d) Insults him angrily and leaves.
10. What does Mr. Salgado talk about during the Christmas Eve dinner?
(a) The shifting trade winds.
(b) Miss Nili's job at the hotel.
(c) His new car.
(d) The ocean's thermodynamics.
11. At the Christmas Eve dinner, who watches Miss Nili intently as she speaks?
12. When another guest arrives for the Christmas Eve dinner at Mr. Salgado's house, what does Triton do?
(a) Gives up his portion of the food so that the unexpected guest may eat.
(b) Storms off in anger because nobody tells him about the guest in advance.
(c) Quickly arranges another setting at the table to avoid an awkward moment.
(d) Complains to Mr. Salgado that there is not enough food to go around.
13. What changes does Miss Nili's presence create in Mr. Salgado?
(a) He comes to life, becoming more radiant and outgoing.
(b) He becomes distracted and forgetful.
(c) He begins to act more arrogantly.
(d) He becomes more withdrawn than before.
14. During a trip to the bungalow observatory, how does Triton help out?
(a) Cooking and doing housework.
(b) Sweeping the surrounding pathways.
(c) Rearranging science books on the shelves.
(d) Taking dictation for Mr. Salgado.
15. Wijetunga's radical idea about improving his country is to ___.
(a) Legalize gambling.
(b) Make alliances with their enemies.
(c) Use every available space for growing fruits and vegetables.
(d) First destroy in order to create something better.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Wijetunga, Mr. Salgados' assistant, change in Part III of the book?
2. Why does Triton wish Miss Nili would come by the house more often?
3. As Mr. Salgado drives the Land-Rover to the observatory, what does he almost hit?
4. Triton recalls a time when he is making lasagna and Nili tells him that ___.
5. Who carves the turkey during the Christmas Eve dinner?
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