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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. Since 1947, personal servants are considered what?
(a) Only necessary during the week.
(b) Silly.
(c) Status symbols.
(d) Expensive.

2. Where do the Smalleys usually eat?
(a) At the Pankot Rifles.
(b) At the Shiraz.
(c) At the club.
(d) The main hotel dining room.

3. With whom did Mr. Bhoolabhoy have an affair?
(a) Susy.
(b) Minnie.
(c) Hot Chichanya.
(d) Lucy.

4. When Tusker reads the paperwork on his bungalow, what does he discover about his lease?
(a) The lease gives them rooms at the Shiraz.
(b) There is no date on the lease.
(c) He has no lease in effect.
(d) The lease was never signed.

5. Why does Mr. Bhoolabhoy like to drink with Tusker? What does Tusker know?
(a) All the scandals.
(b) Military history.
(c) Bridge.
(d) All about money.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Joseph want to go to England?

2. Who's child is Teddy?

3. Ibrahim urges Joseph to take a break and join him. What do they drink?

4. Why does Ibrahim go to Europe?

5. What does Joseph do on the 7th day he is employed?

Short Essay Questions

1. When Father Sebastian arrives, Susy says that she will not work for a black pastor. What race is Susy and why does she feel this way? is it simply racial prejudice or is there something deeper?

2. How does Tusker know that he is not hallucinating the mali? What does he decide to do about it?

3. What does it say about Tusker and Lucy's ability to communicate when neither of them acknowledges the new mali?

4. What does Ibrahim mean when he talks about going to England for the experience? What point is he trying to get across to Joseph?

5. Why is it important to the story that the Smalleys have no lease in effect?

6. Why does it make Lucy sad when she listens to the old gramophone? Where are her feelings coming from?

7. Why do you think Minnie is sitting behind a curtain to eat her meal?

8. How do you think it made Ibrahim feel to never see the endings of the movies? What do you think his reaction was years later when he saw the endings in England?

9. How does the reader know that Tusker was reading the letter when he died?

10. What are the issues for Lucy and Ibrahim in hiring a new mali?

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