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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 business decision did Raju make after his father passed?

2. What activity did Raju and his father share?

3. Why will the children not go to the temple?

4. What does the term "pyol" mean?

5. How did Raju's mother feel about his new job?

Short Essay Questions

1. When Rosie returned to Raju, why was that not enough for him to straighten out his life?

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

3. How did the train station mirror Raju's life?

4. Why did customers recommend Raju as a top notch guide?

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

6. Why does Raju avoid Velan's sister's wedding?

7. What paradox is at play in Chapter 6?

8. Why did Raju keep the letter about the jewelry from Nalini?

9. How did Raju view his role in Nalini's career?

10. How did Raju force Nalini to spend her days during her dancing career?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Why does Raju go on a hunger strike even after telling Velan the truth about who he is? How does this help perpetuate the transformation in Raju?

Essay Topic 2

How did Raju's obsession with Rosie/Nalini change over time? What motives launched his obsession? What continued to motivate his obsession in the late stages of their relationship? What caused the change in dynamics?

Essay Topic 3

What changes can be observed in Raju's feelings for the villagers? Cite examples from the text to support the changes you observe. What rationale lies behind the changes in Raju's feelings toward the villagers?

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