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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Near what continent is Ceylon located?
(a) Australasia.
(b) Asia.
(c) Africa.
(d) Europe.

2. In a dream Michael had on page 27, what shape was his body?
(a) Star.
(b) Polygon.
(c) Rectangle.
(d) Square.

3. Where did Mervyn and Doris marry?
(a) Kegalle.
(b) Trincomalee.
(c) Kandy.
(d) Colombo.

4. During what months did Michael's grandparents move to Nuwara Eliya?
(a) June and July.
(b) September and October.
(c) April and May.
(d) March and April.

5. How far could a thalagoya leap from a tree to the ground?
(a) 20 ft.
(b) 10 ft.
(c) 40 ft.
(d) 5 ft.

6. What color were the walls in the old governor's home in Jaffna?
(a) Sunshine yellow.
(b) Rose-red.
(c) Green.
(d) Blue.

7. In the introduction to Chapter 1, how long had there been a drought?
(a) Since December.
(b) Since March.
(c) Since April.
(d) Since November.

8. When did Michael's ancestor first arrive in Ceylon?
(a) 1800.
(b) 1500.
(c) 1600.
(d) 1700.

9. What type of pet was in the room of the friend's house where Michael awoke from a dream?
(a) Cat
(b) Fish.
(c) Dog.
(d) Hamster.

10. In what ocean is Ceylon located?
(a) Atlantic.
(b) Pacific.
(c) Indian.
(d) Southern.

11. What type of car did Mervyn and Doris ride in with their friends to the place where they were to be married?
(a) VW.
(b) Saab.
(c) Audi.
(d) Fiat.

12. On page 24, what time was it when Michael sat in the old governor's home in Jaffna?
(a) 1:15 p.m.
(b) 4:00 p.m.
(c) 3:00 p.m.
(d) 2:15 p.m.

13. When was Reverend Jurgen Ondaatje the translator and chaplain in Colombo?
(a) 1853-1869.
(b) 1864-1872.
(c) 1835-1847.
(d) 1793-1814.

14. How many poisons did William Charles Ondaatje discover in Ceylon?
(a) 45.
(b) 15.
(c) 27.
(d) 55.

15. When did Mervyn's parents discover he had not passed the entrance exams for the university?
(a) 1 1/2 years later.
(b) 1 year later.
(c) 3 years later.
(d) 2 1/2 years later.

Short Answer Questions

1. What color was a church painted that Michael saw on Reclamation Street in Colombo?

2. What dance was perfected on a rock at Gasanawa?

3. When was Mervyn sent to England to go to college?

4. In Michael's dream that caused him to return to Ceylon, what would he see his father surrounded by?

5. What was Philip Ondaatje's occupation?

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