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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. After the cashier shares information about himself with the narrator, what does he ask?
(a) Where the narrator went to school.
(b) If the narrator is married.
(c) If the narrator lives nearby.
(d) How the narrator likes London.

2. How long is the gas station cashier on the job?
(a) It's his first night.
(b) It's the end of his first week.
(c) Ten days.
(d) One month.

3. When the cashier mentions the part of Sri Lanka that he's from, what does the narrator think of?
(a) Jasmine flowers.
(b) Oysters.
(c) Pearls.
(d) Gold coins.

4. When the narrator and cashier meet, what is happening in Sri Lanka?
(a) Reconciliation.
(b) Floods.
(c) War.
(d) Invasion.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Once inside the office, what does the narrator ask the cashier?

2. How long has the cashier been out of Sri Lanka?

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

4. What does Triton say when Mr. Salgado asks him if he has any schooling?

5. What compensation does Joseph get, and what warning does he get, at the end of "Kolla"?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What happens when Mr. Salgado returns home from his trip to the tea estate?

4. What does Triton do right after he fills up the tank of his old Volkswagen?

5. Why does Triton often seek refuge in Lucy-amma's kitchen?

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

7. Who is the narrator of the story?

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

9. Describe the relationship between Triton and Mr. Salgado.

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

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