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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. How much was the dowry for Kishan's marriage?
2. What is the name of Balram's grandmother?
3. What is the name of the political party the four landlords have formed in “The Fourth Morning”?
4. What does Balram describe serving to Ashok and Pinky Madam for dinner on her birthday?
5. What color is the bloody cloth found on the car after the child has been run over in “The Fourth Night”?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the significance of the last line in Balram's letter in "The First Night"?
2. What does Mukesh Sir present to Balram when he arrives at the home of Mr. Ashok in "The Fourth Night"?
3. What does Balram realize during his visit to his family in Laxmangarh in "The Second Night"?
4. Where is Bangalore located? What is the significance of this setting in The White Tiger?
5. What is the significance of Balram's encounter with the beggars on the side of the road in "The Fourth Night"?
6. What is significant about Balram's poetic allusions in "The Second Night"?
7. Who are the Four Landlords? What conflict does Balram describe involving these characters in "The Fourth Morning"?
8. What foreshadowing can be seen in the narrator's descriptions of English liquor in "The Second Night"?
9. What traits or attributes of Balram's character are revealed in "The Second Night"?
10. What is significant about the references to "Murder Weekly" in the novel?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe and discuss the plot structure of The White Tiger. Where in the narrative does the exposition transition to rising action? Where does the climax occur? What is revealed in the falling action and denouement?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the departure of Pinky Madam and her eventual divorce from Mr. Ashok. What events lead up to Pinky's departure? What conflicts have arisen in their marriage that lead to divorce? Do you think the marriage could have been saved? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast the different settings that are explored in the novel. How would you compare the village where Balram grew up to the cities where he later lives? How does the author juxtapose the dwellings of the rich from the poor in these settings?
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