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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. What occupation do Gibreel and Chamcha have in common?
(a) They are actors.
(b) They are religious clerics.
(c) The are writers.
(d) They are accountants.

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

3. What mischievous thing is Gibreel doing in his dream?
(a) Drawing graffiti on the walls
(b) Inviting untouchables to dinner
(c) Throwing water on passing strangers
(d) Putting Muslim meat in Hindu tiffins

4. After the phone call, who arrives at Rosa's house?
(a) The police come to arrest Saladin.
(b) The airline representative comes to interview Rosa.
(c) The mayor of London comes to see Gibreel.
(d) The TV stations send out their camera crews.

5. What is Saladin's explanation for their survival?
(a) That it was nothing out of the ordinary
(b) That they were lucky
(c) That it is all a dream
(d) That God was with them

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Saladin think the old woman with the cane is?

2. What is Mirza's doubt about sending Mishal back to the purdah?

3. Where are they as they are falling?

4. What is impossible for Gibreel and Chamcha to do, yet they do?

5. To what does Rushdie compare the explosion of the jet?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Chamcha bitter at his circumstances?

2. What effect does the death of Sarpanch Muhammad Din's wife have on the pilgrims?

3. What is the relevance of the arrest of Dr. Uhura Simba to the theme of the novel?

4. How does Mirza Saeed die?

5. What is the difference of opinion between Gibreel and the Imam?

6. How is Chamcha restored to his human form?

7. Explain how business suddenly picks up at the brothel called The Curtain.

8. What had happened to Rekha?

9. Describe how Chamcha is helped to get out of the hospital.

10. Why is Gibreel unable to get away from Rosa Diamond?

(see the answer keys)

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