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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 8.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How did Moushumi's engagement end?
(a) An old girlfriend of Graham's showed up and he left with her.
(b) Moushumi's parents didn't approve so she ended it.
(c) She needed her freedom and broke it off.
(d) She overheard him criticizing her Indian heritage.
2. What does Ashima do with most of the gifts Gogol gets at his second birthday party?
(a) She finds places for them in Gogol's crowded room.
(b) She returns those that are duplicates for gift certificates.
(c) The stores them in their original boxes for future use.
(d) She sets them aside for regifting.
3. What does Gogol do after window shopping with Moushumi?
(a) He buys a hat for her that she'd admired.
(b) He goes to a bar and has a quick drink.
(c) He rushes home because he has work that's waiting.
(d) He drops her off at her apartment then goes home.
4. What does the man who lends Ashoke the book on the train tell him that he should do?
(a) Travel and see the world.
(b) Be glad he has family that loves him.
(c) Meet the mans' family at the end of the trip.
(d) Read widely as that is the same as traveling the world.
5. What do Gogol's parents think of his wanting to change his name?
(a) They think it might improve his chances for a good job.
(b) They think it's too complicated and he's too old.
(c) They can't imagine why he'd want to do such a thing.
(d) They see it as an insult to his heritage and his family.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the Ganguli family do in the beginning of their life in their new home, in the evenings?
2. What concerns Ashima about Sonia as she grows up?
3. Who does Gogol meet on a train coming home from school during his freshman year in college?
4. Why does Ashima make her own Christmas cards?
5. How do Gogol's parents explain his lack of an alternative identity to friends in India?
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