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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who carves the turkey during the Christmas Eve dinner?
(a) Mr. Salgado.
(b) Miss Nili.
2. How does Mr. Salgado treat Robert and the journalist?
(a) With suspicion.
(b) With tolerance.
(c) With respect.
(d) With impatience.
3. What do Robert and the journalist want to know when they stop by to visit Mr. Salgado?
(a) How the project to convert the ocean's energy into electricity is coming along.
(b) How much it costs to build a protective seawall.
(c) How quickly the reef is deteriorating.
(d) How the coastal village lifestyle is changing due to sea erosion.
4. Mr. Salgado tells Triton that Dias is dead and explains that he ___.
(a) Crashes the jeep against a tree.
(b) Drowns at sea.
(c) Dies of a heart attack.
(d) Is assassinated.
5. For the dinner party on Christmas Eve, what does Triton cook for the first time ever?
(a) Coconut cream pie.
(b) Pecan pie.
6. Why does Nili worry that she's really not invited to the Mahaweli Scheme inauguration party?
(a) Her name does not appear on the invitation.
(b) Mr. Salgado often gets the details wrong.
(c) One of the party organizers dislikes her.
(d) She's not a wife.
7. When Robert brings by a journalist to see Mr. Salgado, Miss Nili greets them wearing what?
(a) A bathing suit.
(b) Mr. Salgado's bathrobe.
(c) Her kimono.
(d) Curlers in her hair.
8. Why does Nili become upset when she goes to see the fish catch?
(a) She sees her old boyfriend there with his new wife.
(b) A reef shark is killed and a dolphin is about to be killed.
(c) One of the fishermen is rude to her.
(d) She thinks the fish market is stinky and dirty.
9. Mr. Dias Liyanage wants Mr. Salgado to take a job with a foundation interested in what?
(a) Soil conservation.
(b) Coral business.
(c) Cultural preservation.
(d) Fishing industry.
10. Where do the Christmas Eve dinner guests retire to while Triton clears the table?
(a) Sitting room for coffee.
(b) Garden to enjoy some fresh air.
(c) Lounge to watch television.
(d) Game room to play a board game.
11. During a trip to the bungalow observatory, how does Triton help out?
(a) Sweeping the surrounding pathways.
(b) Rearranging science books on the shelves.
(c) Cooking and doing housework.
(d) Taking dictation for Mr. Salgado.
12. Why does Wijetunga tell Triton that children need an education?
(a) To have the opportunity to leave Sri Lanka if they wish.
(b) So they can make something of themselves.
(c) To later earn a good living and support a large family.
(d) So they can question authority.
13. Why does Mr. Salgado start to ignore marine-related projects that used to captivate him?
(a) The government interferes too much with his science projects.
(b) He's too preoccupied with Wijetunga's transformation.
(c) He turns his attention to musical pursuits.
(d) Spending time with Miss Nili, he becomes a socialite.
14. How does Triton change after Nili joins the household?
(a) He becomes quiet and moody.
(b) He spends more time with her than with Mr. Salgado.
(c) He cooks meals that impress her.
(d) He decides to grow a flower garden for her.
15. What does Triton find inside the cookbook he receives?
(a) A letter meant for someone else.
(b) A thank you letter.
(c) A map of Sri Lanka.
(d) A one hundred rupee note.
Short Answer Questions
1. When another guest arrives for the Christmas Eve dinner at Mr. Salgado's house, what does Triton do?
2. As Triton watches Mr. Salgado and Miss Nili taking a stroll down the beach, he imagines ___.
3. When Mr. Salgado brings up the story of an ark, how do the other guests react?
4. What is the Mahaweli Scheme?
5. Why does Salgado say he's reluctant to work for the government?
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