Selection Day: A Novel Test | Final Test - Hard

Aravind Adiga
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What animal does Mohan compare Javed to when discussing him with his neighbor in the novel?

2. What is the sacred serpent called that the god Subramanya rides?

3. What nickname does Manju tell Javed never to call him again when he gets on Javed's motorbike?

4. What does Sofia say Radha has been saying about his brother on the day before Selection Day?

5. What does Anand Mehta demand that Manju do when he visits him in the middle of the night after Manju has had a press conference?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Radha and Manju perform on Selection Day?

2. What do Javed and Manju do when they go to the mall bathroom in Part One?

3. Who is Deennawaz Shah and what happens to him in the novel?

4. What does Radha discover in the cybercafe when he first visits?

5. How does Manju describe is experiences in college when he meets Javed at the Golden Punjab Hotel in Part One?

6. Who is Ranjith and how is his character described?

7. What ultimatum does Javed offer Manju when Manju calls him after the game on Selection Day?

8. What advice does Javed give to Manju regarding his scholarship to England?

9. What does Manju dream about after Anand Mehta's middle-of-the-night visit?

10. How is the concept of corruption presented in Selection Day?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the relationship between Pramod Sawant and Tommy Sir in the novel. In what ways are these characters similar? How do they differ? What role does each play in the plot of the narrative?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the theme of homosexuality in Selection Day. How is homosexuality perceived by the main characters in the story? What role does it play in the plot of the narrative? What symbolism supports this theme?

Essay Topic 3

Analyze and discuss the character of Radha Kumar in the novel. How much older is Radha than Manju? How would you characterize the relationship between these brothers? How does Radha change in the course of the story?

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