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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 disease does Balram's father die from?
2. How much money does Balram say the Great Socialist has embezzled from the Darkness in “The Fourth Morning”?
3. What color is the bloody cloth found on the car after the child has been run over in “The Fourth Night”?
4. Who is the primary driver when Balram begins working for the Stork's family?
5. What brand of whiskey do Balram and Ram Persad purchase for the Stork's family weekly?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do the events of Pinky Madam's birthday begin in "The Fourth Night"?
2. How does the author develop the theme/motif of darkness and light in "The Fourth Morning"?
3. What conflict occurs between Mr. Ashok and Pinky Madam on their return journey Dhanbad in "The Second Night"?
4. What does Mukesh Sir present to Balram when he arrives at the home of Mr. Ashok in "The Fourth Night"?
5. What traits or attributes of Balram's character are revealed in "The Second Night"?
6. What motifs are introduced by the author in "The First Night"?
7. Where is Bangalore located? What is the significance of this setting in The White Tiger?
8. What occurs as Pinky Madam drives the car home on her birthday in "The Fourth Night"?
9. How does Balram describe the history and evolution of caste system in India in "The Second Night"?
10. What incident does Balram describe occurring when a man in his village attempted to vote against corruption in "The Fourth Morning"?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the murder of Mr. Ashok in the novel. Who kills Mr. Ashok? Why? What objective is achieved through Mr. Ashok's death? Do you think that his murder is justified? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss some of the historical, religious, and literary allusions from the novel. Who are the poets that Balram describes as India's finest? Why? What works of theirs does he cite? How do these allusions relate thematically to The White Tiger?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the character of the diseased driver. What condition does he suffer from? What does this character symbolize in the story? How does this character influence the protagonist?
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