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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 is Saladin's explanation for their survival?
(a) That it was nothing out of the ordinary
(b) That they were lucky
(c) That God was with them
(d) That it is all a dream
2. What difficulty does Gibreel have in getting out of Rosa's house?
(a) Rosa wakes up and holds onto him.
(b) He trips on the stairs.
(c) He cannot unlock the door.
(d) His legs are unsteady.
3. Who does Gibreel see on his way down to earth?
(a) God looking down from Heaven
(b) Rekha Merchant on a flying carpet
(c) His step mother on a broomstick
(d) Allileua Cone in a balloon
4. What is beside Gibreel's ear when he wakes up on the beach?
(a) Chamcha's shoe
(b) A piece of the plane
(c) A starfish
(d) An octopus
5. What does Saladin dream about in Rosa's house?
(a) Falling out of the sky
(b) Zeeny Vakil as a mermaid
(c) Curled horns growing out his head
(d) Gibreel sprouting wings
Short Answer Questions
1. Who tells Abu Simbel that a poet's work is to shape the world?
2. Who does Saladin think the old woman with the cane is?
3. What does Gibreel say when he wakes up?
4. Why do the police come for Saladin?
5. What is the question about the type of song Gibreel sang?
Short Essay Questions
1. After Pamela kicks him out, what kind of treatment does Jumpy receive at the Shaandaar Cafe?
2. What is the irony of Mahound's death?
3. Give some information about the exiled Imam.
4. What does the Grandee's wife, Hind, represent?
5. What is the relationship between Aeysha and Mirza Saeed?
6. Detail the things about Allie Cone that make her a minor celebrity.
7. What is the reaction to Saladin when Sufyan brings him into the Shaandaar hotel?
8. Describe the physical transformation of Chamcha after he comes back to earth.
9. What is the importance of the wrestling match between Mahound and the Archangel Gibreel?
10. How are the pilgrims finally destroyed?
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