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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 Ibrahim afraid of if Tusker dies?
(a) That Lucy will die.
(b) That he will have to move to England with Lucy.
(c) That Lucy will go home.
(d) That Lucy will be broke.
2. What regiment did Tusker belong to?
(a) Pankot Rifles.
(b) Queen's Regiment.
(c) Star of India.
(d) The Prince's Elephants.
3. What do Lucy and Tusker drink before they retire for the evening?
(b) Hot cocoa.
(d) Orange Juice.
4. When Tusker becomes ill, how old is he?
(a) 60 odd years old.
(b) 70 odd years old.
(c) 50 odd years old.
(d) 80 odd years old.
5. Who did Ibrahim's father work for when Ibrahim was a child?
(a) House of Moxon-Greifes.
(b) Lucy and Tusker.
(c) The Bhoolabhoys.
(d) The Pantok Rifles.
Short Answer Questions
1. At the opening of Chapter 2, where is Bloxsaw?
2. What do Tusker and Mr. Bhoolabhoy do together?
3. What does Tusker say happened to the actress years later?
4. What does Ibrahim still keep that belonged to his father?
5. Where did Mr. Bhoolabhoy find Joseph?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the reader know that Tusker was reading the letter when he died?
2. What do you think is Tusker's past concerning drinking and the police?
3. Why does it make Lucy sad when she listens to the old gramophone? Where are her feelings coming from?
4. Describe Mr. Bhoolabhoy's vision of the future for his hotel. How does the news about the Nansera Valley Development affect his views?
5. Why does Lucy think she will be a widow in less than a year? What does she think about her future? Who does she blame?
6. Describe the character of Mrs. Bhoolabhoy. How does she behave and how do the people around her react to her behavior?
7. How often is Ibrahim fired and why?
8. Describe the incident on the train. What was the origin of the violence?
9. Why is it important to the story that the Smalleys have no lease in effect?
10. What does Mr. Bhoolabhoy think of Lucy? How does he view her? Do you think Lucy has any idea of how others view her?
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