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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. Why does Raju stop Velan from bowing before he leaves?
(a) He doesn't think the bow is enough.
(b) He prefers to shake hands.
(c) He doesn't want Velan to leave.
(d) Only God is worthy of that respect.

2. Why did Raju like his new job?
(a) He enjoyed being outdoors.
(b) He enjoyed the clients.
(c) He enjoyed visiting new places.
(d) He enjoyed learning to things.

3. What transpired between Marco and Rosie?
(a) A hatred.
(b) A disagreement.
(c) A friendship.
(d) A love affair.

4. Who speaks first in Chapter 1?
(a) Marco.
(b) Rosie.
(c) Velan.
(d) Raju.

5. What did Raju's father get permission to do at the railway?
(a) Polish the trains.
(b) Open a shop at the station.
(c) Ride for free.
(d) Pass out newspapers.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Rosie request to see on her trip?

2. What industrial progress was finally made in Chapter 3?

3. What does Velan offer Raju when he returns to the temple?

4. Who does Velan's sister agree to marry?

5. What did Raju and his classmates do with the drain at their teacher's home while he was away?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is education viewed up through Chapter 3 of the novel?

2. Why was it significant that the author had Raju's father die in the rainy season?

3. Why was Raju given his nickname at the railway?

4. What is revealed about Raju's personality by the fact that he asked the school master to teach at the temple?

5. Why does Velan defend his out of town visit early in Chapter 1?

6. How does the structure of the writing style in Chapter 1 portray the inner workings of the protagonist's mind?

7. Why does Raju decide he has to stay at the temple?

8. Why did Raju justify that his behavior towards his clients was okay?

9. Why is it paradoxical that Raju encourages education for the village children?

10. How does Raju advance his character's transformation in Chapter 4?

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