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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What are the two languages spoken at Happiness House, according to Harish?
(a) Hindi and Bengali.
(b) Hindi and English.
(c) German and English.
(d) Hindi and Spanish.
2. Who did Monica give a bottle of nail polish to last week, according to the narrator in "Understanding Monica"?
3. Whose shoulder does Lakshmi rest her head on as she watches television in "Like Anita"?
4. How much money does Harish say they pay children per week to break stones at the roadside in "A Word Too Small"?
(a) 10 rupees.
(b) 50 rupees.
(c) 100 rupees.
(d) 200 rupees.
5. What does Shahanna give to Lakshmi to help protect her against disease?
(c) A shot.
(d) A condom.
6. What does Anita say happened to the new girl that was brought to Lakshmi's previous room in "Everything I Need to Know Now"?
(a) She hung herself.
(b) She was starved to death.
(c) She drowned herself.
(d) She was beaten to death.
7. Why has Monica been thrown out of Happiness House in "No Remedy"?
(a) She has stolen money.
(b) She has contracted HIV.
(c) She is pregnant.
(d) She has been caught smoking.
8. How much money does Mumtaz withhold from the girls' earnings at Happiness House for the monthly shot that the "dirty-hands doctor" gives them so they won't get pregnant?
(a) 50 rupees.
(b) 500 rupees.
(c) 200 rupees.
(d) 100 rupees.
9. What does Mumtaz say she will do to Lakshmi if she tries to run away in "Changes"?
(a) Beat her with a metal rod.
(b) Rub hot chilies in her private parts.
(c) Hang her by her fingernails.
(d) Drown her in the river.
10. What does Lakshmi see Mumtaz doing with the policeman in "Police"?
(a) Beating him.
(b) Giving him money.
(c) Begging him for freedom.
(d) Performing sex acts with him.
11. How many days does Lakshmi say it has been since the hugging man came in "Still Not Counting"?
12. Where does Lakshmi hide the American's card in "A Small Danger"?
(a) Under a floor mat.
(b) In the attic.
(c) In a kitchen cupboard.
(d) Under her pillow.
13. When Shahanna is teaching Lakshmi tricks with her shawl in "Everything I Need to Know Now," what does she say to do in order to bring the shy men to her bed?
(a) Wrap the shawl around her feet.
(b) Flick the ends of her shawl in a come-hither gesture.
(c) Wrap the shawl tightly around her shoulders.
(d) Throw the shawl at the customer.
14. Whom does the tea vendor cheat out of her change if she's not paying attention, according to Lakshmi in "The Street Boy"?
15. Who brings Lakshmi rice when she is brought to live with the other girls in "What is Normal"?
Short Answer Questions
1. How much money does Shahanna say Mumtaz charges the girls for their daily rice and dal?
2. Who takes Lakshmi's virginity at the Happiness House?
3. What does Shahanna ask of Lakshmi when Lakshmi tells her about the American in "A Secret"?
4. What television show is the favorite of the girls at Happiness House?
5. What color is Nepali dirt described as in "A Handful of Fog"?
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