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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The cashier says his Sri Lankan home is near what city?
(a) Silavatturai.
(b) Colombo.
(c) Kuruwita.
(d) Maradankadawala.

2. How far away is Sri Lanka from England?
(a) Two thousand eight hundred miles.
(b) A thousand miles.
(c) Four hundred miles.
(d) Six thousand miles.

3. The cashier tells the narrator that he, too, has a:
(a) College education.
(b) Child.
(c) Dream.
(d) House.

4. When it starts to rain, Triton hopes that Joseph ____.
(a) Catches pneumonia.
(b) Crashes his car.
(c) Falls into the bay.
(d) Slips and falls off the bridge.

5. After escaping from Joseph, where does Triton go to wait?
(a) At the courthouse.
(b) In the living room.
(c) By the gate.
(d) In the library.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the narrator doing as the story opens?

2. As a young servant for Mr. Salgado, Triton's regular duties include what?

3. What color is the narrator's vehicle mentioned at the start of the story?

4. When the cashier experiences technical difficulties, what does he consider doing?

5. After taking care of his car, what does the narrator do at the start of the story?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is young Triton brought to Mr. Salgado's home?

2. What happens in 1962, when Triton's narration begins?

3. What are young Triton's main duties at Mr. Salgado's house?

4. The narrator speaks with a gas station cashier. How experienced is the cashier with his job?

5. At the start of the story, how does the narrator try to help the cashier?

6. Why does the gas station cashier want the narrator to speak with his boss?

7. When Mr. Salgado leaves for a weekend trip to his cousin's tea estate, what additional responsibilities does he give Triton?

8. When the cashier asks the narrator if he lives close by, what does the man reply?

9. In the opening scene, what kind of trouble does the cashier experience?

10. At the start of the story, who does the narrator speak with?

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