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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. 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 tightly around her shoulders.
(b) Wrap the shawl around her feet.
(c) Flick the ends of her shawl in a come-hither gesture.
(d) Throw the shawl at the customer.
2. What does Monica say her father needs when she returns to Happiness House in "The Living Dead"?
(a) A new hut.
(b) A new pair of spectacles.
(c) A new roof.
(d) A new cane.
3. What does Shahanna give to Lakshmi to help protect her against disease?
(b) A shot.
(c) A condom.
4. What possessions does Pushpa put in Harish's trunk when they prepare to leave Happiness House in "A Word Too Small"?
(a) A notebook, a dress, and her makeup.
(b) A doll and her clothing.
(c) A bag of money.
(d) A hairbrush, a sweater, and a photo of her husband.
5. What color dress is the new girl wearing in "New Girl"?
Short Answer Questions
1. What food does Monica say her daughter hates in "Understanding Monica"?
2. What number is on the boy's David Beckham shirt?
3. Lakshmi equates the cost of her services at Happiness House with the cost of what item from Bajai Sita's store in her village?
4. What brought Pushpa to Happiness House?
5. What does Shahanna tell Lakshmi to do with her shawl when she must bring a dirty man to her bed?
Short Essay Questions
1. What deal does Mumtaz make with Pushpa in Section 4? What becomes of Pushpa?
2. How has Lakshmi's self-image changed in Section 4? How does she compare herself to the other girls at Happiness House?
3. How is Lakshmi's situation explained to her by Shahanna in "Everything I Need to Know Now"?
4. What causes Lakshmi to become injured in her first days at Happiness House?
5. How does Harish describe Americans to Lakshmi in "A Strange Vocabulary"?
6. How does Lakshmi describe her feelings regarding Pushpa's son in "An Ordinary Boy"?
7. How are children perceived at Happiness House? How many of the prostitutes have children?
8. How does Lakshmi describe her perceptions of herself in "Am I Pretty?"
9. How does Monica describe her "accomplishments" at Happiness House in "Understanding Monica"?
10. How does Lakshmi's relationship with Harish develop in Section 3?
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