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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. 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) Moves to the doorway and watches the guests.
(c) Pulls a chair up and joins the party.
(d) Goes outside to gaze at the stars.
2. Why is Wijetunga dismayed when Triton tell hims that Miss Nili runs a hotel?
(a) He once has a terrible accident at a hotel.
(b) He believes tourists ruin their country.
(c) He used to date Miss Nili and does not want to hear about her.
(d) He believes women should not work in business.
3. After their near accident on the drive to the observatory, Mr. Salgado, his friend, and Triton stop by a temple for what?
(a) To purchase water and a box lunch for each of them.
(b) To put money in a roadside blessing box.
(c) To have a picnic lunch by the temple pond.
(d) To pray at the travelers' shrine.
4. While working for Mr. Salgado, how does Triton educate himself?
(a) His employer hires a tutor for him.
(b) Watching educational television shows.
(c) Reading his neighbor's schoolbooks.
(d) Sneaking into the neighborhood school while his employer naps.
5. As Mr. Salgado drives the Land-Rover to the observatory, what does he almost hit?
6. Mr. Dias Liyanage wants Mr. Salgado to take a job with a foundation interested in what?
(a) Soil conservation.
(b) Fishing industry.
(c) Cultural preservation.
(d) Coral business.
7. When Triton goes back to the kitchen as holiday dinner guests start to leave, how does he feel?
(a) Elated that the guests love the meal.
(b) Sad to be far away from his family.
(c) Overwhelmed by the cleanup he has to do.
(d) Angry that Mr. Salgado works him so hard.
8. What does Miss Nili do when Mr. Salgado accuses her of sleeping with Robert?
(a) Cries, saying the accusation hurts.
(b) Laughs loudly and slaps him.
(c) Says she loves Robert.
(d) Insults him angrily and leaves.
9. Who carves the turkey during the Christmas Eve dinner?
(b) Miss Nili.
(c) Mr. Salgado.
10. What kind of fish does Triton purchase from a group of fishermen?
(a) Blue-striped parrot fish.
(b) Butterfly peacock fish.
(c) Flower horn fish.
(d) Black ghost knifefish.
11. What does Miss Nili drop during the Christmas Eve dinner?
(a) Piece of pie.
(b) Cup of coffee.
(c) Glass of wine.
(d) Piece of turkey.
12. How does Wijetunga, Mr. Salgados' assistant, change in Part III of the book?
(a) He grows a beard, is kinder to Triton, and speaks of revolution.
(b) He goes through a bitter divorce and child custody battle.
(c) He becomes a vegetarian and speaks of attaining enlightenment.
(d) He completes his education and knows almost as much as Mr. Salgado does about reefs.
13. Why does Triton wish Miss Nili would come by the house more often?
(a) He likes how she smells of jasmine blossoms.
(b) She always tips him after he serves dinner.
(c) She brings him news of his family.
(d) She has a good effect on Mr. Salgado.
14. How does Nili feel about the food Triton prepares?
(a) She tolerates it.
(b) She thinks he can do much better.
(c) She'd rather he add more spices.
(d) She loves it.
15. How does Mr. Salgado feel whenever Miss Nili is not around?
(a) Back to normal.
(b) Preoccupied with her.
(d) Horrendously depressed.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is Palitha Aluthgoda, a prominent figure who is assassinated?
2. How does Triton change after Nili joins the household?
3. On the morning of the poker party, Nili is in a bad mood and won't ___.
4. While Triton is in the kitchen after the Christmas Eve dinner, who visits him, and why?
5. When another guest arrives for the Christmas Eve dinner at Mr. Salgado's house, what does Triton do?
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