The Namesake Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 9.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What unexpected effect does the wedding have on Gogol and Moushumi?
(a) They are worn out and just want to rest.
(b) They feel greater respect for their Indian heritage.
(c) It makes them realize how serious marriage truly is.
(d) They feel effervescent and energized.

2. What does Ashima do before Christmas while Ashoke is in Ohio?
(a) She makes her own Christmas cards.
(b) She gets to know her neighbors better.
(c) She sits in the dark and misses her husband.
(d) She hires a maid just to have someone around.

3. What kind of daily routine do Gogol and Maxine follow at the summer home in New Hampshire?
(a) They go swimming every morning early, before dawn.
(b) There is no routine, each day is strikingly different from all others.
(c) The days assume a pattern though there's nothing in particular to do.
(d) They follow the routine set by Maxine's parents.

4. How does Gogol feel about his frequent visits to Maxine's home?
(a) He is uncomfortable with their overly friendly attitude towards him.
(b) He feels like he doesn't belong and never will.
(c) He feels like they are only pretending to like him.
(d) He feels like he's effortlessly incorporated into their lives.

5. How do Maxine's parents react to Gogol when he meets them?
(a) They are intrigued by him.
(b) They think he looks like a recent immigrant from India.
(c) They don't react any way, he's just another of Maxine's friends.
(d) They are too polite to say so but they dislike him.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Ashima insist Gogol come home for a visit?

2. Where does Gogol first begin to introduce himself to people as Nikhil?

3. What was Ashima's initial reaction to her first home in America?

4. What do most of their Indian friends give the couple as wedding presents?

5. What does Gogol do with the book his father gives him for his fourteenth birthday?

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