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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 was the big court case that Bose had lost?
(a) He tried to win a pension equal to that of a white man.
(b) He tried to win working conditions equal to those of the white men.
(c) He tried to earn a salary equal to that of a white man.
(d) He tried to gain benefits equal to that of a white man.

2. Where does Lola go to complain about the crimes being committed against her?
(a) To the police.
(b) To Father Booty.
(c) To the judge.
(d) To Pradhan, the head of the Kalimpong wing of the GNLF.

3. What do the wife and father of the tortured man steal from the judge?
(a) Guns.
(b) His dog.
(c) Vegetables from the garden.
(d) Canned food.

4. Who is the figure who approaches the house at the end of the novel?
(a) Uncle Potty.
(b) Gyan.
(c) Someone who found the missing dog.
(d) Biju.

5. What does Sai feel towards Gyan when she sees his house?
(a) Shame.
(b) Pride.
(c) Ridicule.
(d) Envy.

Short Answer Questions

1. As the situation in Kalimpong worsens, what happens to Lola and Noni's property?

2. What does Sai decide to do as her cold is waning?

3. What are Lola and Noni suddenly forced to face when they find they are no longer protected by the law?

4. How does Biju get from the bus station to his father's village?

5. What does Uncle Potty procure in Darjeeling?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the biggest loss that nearly all the characters inherited when the English left India?

2. In chapter 30, why does the cook suddenly begin having superstitious fears for Biju's life?

3. In chapter 40, how does the judge's refusal to help the drunkard's family highlight his thinking only of himself?

4. In chapter 40, how does Sai react when she discovers that Gyan lives in poverty and what does this signify?

5. What is the significance of Sai catching a cold in chapter 39 while she is obsessed with thoughts and feelings regarding Gyan?

6. In chapter 34, what is the significance of Father Booty's deportation after living in Kalimong for 45 years?

7. In chapter 41, how does Biju's reaction to the travel agent's advice reflect Biju's idea of what constitutes a "better life"?

8. How are the cook's feelings about Biju in chapter 43 similar to the feelings Biju expresses about his home in chapter 41?

9. Why does the author leave out Biju's reactions to the airport scene around him in chapter 48?

10. In chapter 36, what does the author convey by the bad connection on the phone line between Biju and his father?

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