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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What changes does Miss Nili bring about in Mr. Salgado's house?
(a) She insists on new routines and schedules.
(b) She insists on doing most of the cooking herself.
(c) She hires additional household staff.
(d) She orders repairs and remodels.
2. While Triton is in the kitchen after the Christmas Eve dinner, who visits him, and why?
(a) One of the foreign guests to thank him.
(b) Joseph to apologize for his past behavior.
(c) Mr. Salgado to give him further instructions.
(d) Miss Nili to give him a present.
3. As Triton unpacks Nili's suitcases, what fascinates him?
(a) The magazines she reads.
(b) The unusual color of her suitcases.
(c) The fabric her clothes are made of.
(d) Her large collection of perfumes and colognes.
4. What does Mr. Salgado talk about during the Christmas Eve dinner?
(a) His new car.
(b) The ocean's thermodynamics.
(c) The shifting trade winds.
(d) Miss Nili's job at the hotel.
5. Why is Mr. Salgado distracted on the drive to the observatory?
(a) He's too hungry to focus on driving.
(b) Mr. Dias Liyanage is talking too much.
(c) He's too busy reciting poetry.
(d) He has a lot on his mind.
6. Triton's wish to see more of the outside world comes true when Mr. Salgado takes him to ___.
(a) The coffee plantation.
(b) The observatory.
(c) The library.
(d) The amusement park.
7. 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 has an irrational fear of shoes.
(c) There is very little space there for them.
(d) He doesn't want to damage them.
8. Which of the following is NOT included in the "Five Lessons" Wijetunga speaks of to Triton?
(a) Basic teachings of capitalism.
(b) Social movements around the world.
(c) Plans for revolution in Sri Lanka.
(d) Self-empowerment through wind farms.
9. During a trip to the bungalow observatory, how does Triton help out?
(a) Taking dictation for Mr. Salgado.
(b) Sweeping the surrounding pathways.
(c) Cooking and doing housework.
(d) Rearranging science books on the shelves.
10. Who is Wijetunga?
(a) Triton's father.
(b) Triton's youngest brother.
(c) Mr. Salgado's next-door neighbor.
(d) Mr. Salgado's assistant at the observatory.
11. What does Triton find inside the cookbook he receives?
(a) A letter meant for someone else.
(b) A thank you letter.
(c) A one hundred rupee note.
(d) A map of Sri Lanka.
12. 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) There is little pay in working for the government.
(d) He would rather conduct his research independently.
13. How does Mr. Salgado feel whenever Miss Nili is not around?
(b) Horrendously depressed.
(c) Back to normal.
(d) Preoccupied with her.
14. When the Christmas Eve dinner guests start to leave, what does Mr. Salgado tell Triton to do?
(a) Send each guest home with a plate of cookies.
(b) Have a cup of coffee.
(c) Send each guest home with a bottle of wine.
(d) Have some turkey.
15. For the dinner party on Christmas Eve, what does Triton cook for the first time ever?
(a) Pecan pie.
(c) Coconut cream pie.
Short Answer Questions
1. As Mr. Salgado drives the Land-Rover to the observatory, what does he almost hit?
2. When Triton goes back to the kitchen as holiday dinner guests start to leave, how does he feel?
3. What does Miss Nili drop during the Christmas Eve dinner?
4. How does Mr. Salgado treat Robert and the journalist?
5. What does Triton do while the men at the poker party chat over drinks?
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