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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do Rosa and Gibreel see running down the beach at night?
(a) An ostrich
(b) Horses
(c) A bull
(d) Saladin

2. What occurs in Gibreel's dream as Mahound returns to the mountain?
(a) He talks to God who tells him what to say.
(b) He and Mahound are wrestling naked.
(c) Mahound tries to kill him.
(d) He changes Mahound into a donkey.

3. Who tries to rationalize away the reason they come down slowly?
(a) Rekha
(b) Saladin
(c) Gibreel
(d) Rescuers

4. What does Chamcha order Gibreel to do?
(a) Fly and sing
(b) Hold his hand
(c) Dive to his death
(d) Shut up and pray

5. What does Gibreel feel is holding him at Rosa's house?
(a) Her pitiful condition.
(b) Her strong personality.
(c) Her stories.
(d) Her black magic.

6. Where are they as they are falling?
(a) Over Mecca
(b) Over the English Channel
(c) Over Paris, France
(d) Over the Indian Ocean

7. What is Gibreel doing that slows down their descent?
(a) Swimming in air
(b) Flapping his arms
(c) Using his jacket as a parachutte
(d) Holding onto a pelican

8. Why do the police come for Saladin?
(a) The airline wanted to interrogate him about the explosion.
(b) Someone had reported a strange looking man on the beach.
(c) They are looking for the devil and think Saladin might be him.
(d) Gibreel had called them to come get him.

9. What has Rekha forgotten now that she is dead?
(a) What her name was
(b) How to forgive
(c) Who Gibreel is
(d) How she died

10. What does Gibreel say when he wakes up?
(a) Did you see that?
(b) Who am I?
(c) Where are we?
(d) Born again.

11. How does Gibreel finally manage to pin Mahound down in the wrestling match?
(a) The afreet come and help him.
(b) It is what Mahound wants.
(c) Gibreel strikes Mahound blind.
(d) Mahound gets sleepy.

12. What is the flight number that blows up with Gibreel and Chamcha aboard?
(a) PanAm 108
(b) AA 135
(c) AI1-440
(d) AI-420

13. What is Mirza's doubt about sending Mishal back to the purdah?
(a) That Misahl would take up with another man and kill him
(b) That Mishal might get bored and leave
(c) That he might be planning to seduce the girl Aeysha
(d) That his mother-in-law would not approve of his modesty

14. Where is the Archangel Gibreel after all the followers of Mahound leave the city?
(a) In heaven discussing everything with Allah.
(b) Flying around trying to find Mahound.
(c) Back home in his bed in London.
(d) On the mountain being attacked by Lat, Ussa, and Manat.

15. Seeing the image, what does Gibreel want to know from Saladin?
(a) If he can see it also
(b) If he is seeing anything at all
(c) If he can help him get rid of it
(d) If he can hear the conversation

Short Answer Questions

1. What is beside Gibreel's ear when he wakes up on the beach?

2. Why are Mahound's followers worried after he goes to see the Grandee?

3. What does Aeysha believe will happen on the way to Mecca?

4. What fills the zamindar, Mirza Saeed Akhtar, with lust as he stands on the veranda of his house?

5. What does the Grandee, Abu Simbel, want from the satirist Baal?

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