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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. Why is Master Mohan's wife enraged by Imrat's recording contract?
(a) She doesn't like his music.
(b) She feels she deserved it.
(c) She doesn't get any money.
(d) She is scared for his safety.

2. What cures possession, in the doctor's opinion?
(a) A ritual.
(b) Belief that they are cured.
(c) Success at work.
(d) Antibiotics.

3. As the narrator looks at the river one morning, who does the narrator imagine he may see floating in it one day?
(a) Himself.
(b) Tariq Mia.
(c) His wife.
(d) The monk.

4. Why doesn't the narrator want to take Nitin back to the guesthouse?
(a) He smells bad.
(b) He's unstable.
(c) All his friends will have to come.
(d) He can't pay for his room.

5. Why is Nitin amused by the tea estate?
(a) The people were very intelligent.
(b) It looked like a fairy tale.
(c) It was so poorly run.
(d) It looked like a British fantasy of India.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where must Nitin submerge the figure?

2. The narrator doesn't understand how a ___ could drive Nitin insane.

3. What is the narrator's job at the guesthouse?

4. The narrator was once a bureaucrat, but is now a ___________.

5. What cheers the narrator after his talk with Tariq Mia?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Imrat a second chance for Master Mohan?

2. What are the requirements of being a Jain monk?

3. Is the narrator obsessive compulsive?

4. What is the fault Tariq Mia observes about the narrator's attempt at enlightenment?

5. What is the Vano ritual of purging a possession and how does it work?

6. What is the narrator's dilemma with bringing Nitin back to the guesthouse after he's released from the hospital.

7. Are the father's teachings nonsensical?

8. How does the narrator feel about Tariq Mia's village?

9. What is the legend of the battle at the Narmada riverbank?

10. Why is the Jain monk's only love the human heart?

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