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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 number is on the boy's David Beckham shirt?
2. Where does Lakshmi hide the American's card in "A Small Danger"?
3. Where does the David Beckham boy keep his belongings?
4. What words does Harish teach to Lakshmi in "Sorry"?
5. Who takes Lakshmi's virginity at the Happiness House?
Short Essay Questions
1. What causes Lakshmi to become injured in her first days at Happiness House?
2. How is Lakshmi's new room described in "In My New Room"? With whom does she share the room?
3. How are children perceived at Happiness House? How many of the prostitutes have children?
4. How does Monica describe her "accomplishments" at Happiness House in "Understanding Monica"?
5. How does Lakshmi describe her feelings regarding Pushpa's son in "An Ordinary Boy"?
6. How has Lakshmi's self-image changed in Section 4? How does she compare herself to the other girls at Happiness House?
7. How are the characters of Pushpa and Anita described when Lakshmi first meets them?
8. How is Lakshmi's situation explained to her by Shahanna in "Everything I Need to Know Now"?
9. Why is Lakshmi relocated to a different room at Happiness House in "Changes"?
10. How is Western culture presented in Section 3? How do the characters in the story perceive Western culture?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe and analyze the characters of Bajai Sita and Auntie Bimla in the narrative. What is Bajai Sita’s position in Lakshmi’s village? Why does Auntie Bimla agree to take Lakshmi with her? What are the underlying motivations (objectives) of these characters?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the themes of rape, violence, and slavery in Sold. How are these themes supported through imagery, symbolism, character, and setting? How did reading this book influence your perceptions of human trafficking and sexual slavery in today’s world?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the author’s use of dramatic irony in the first sections of Sold. How does the employment of dramatic irony develop suspense for the reader? What other forms of irony are employed in the novel?
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