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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. Where are the terrorists from on the poster that Balram's has been stapled over in "The Seventh Night"?
2. What was Vijay's father's profession?
3. What actress is the Russian prostitute said to look like in “The Sixth Morning”?
4. Balram writes in “The Fifth Night,” "The greatest thing to come out of this country in the ten thousand years of its history is" what?
5. What alias has Balram assumed in Bangalore in "The Seventh Night"?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Balram remark about Dharam in "The Seventh Night"? What does this indicate?
2. Whom does Balram discover waiting for him when he returns to the apartment in "The Sixth Night"? Why?
3. What does the letter symbolize that Balram writes home in the end of "The Sixth Night"?
4. What is significant about the author's imagery of the Rooster Coop in the novel?
5. What happens to the rupees that Mr. Ashok gives to Balram in "The Sixth Night"?
6. What is noteworthy about Balram's reference to an accident in the opening of "The Sixth Morning"?
7. What is the significance of the color red in The White Tiger?
8. What is signified by the envelope left to Balram by Pinky Madam?
9. Why is the hit-and-run that Balram describes in "The Seventh Night" significant?
10. How does Balram's encounter in the bookstore influence his actions in "The Sixth Night"?
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
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 3
Discuss the theme of family in the novel. How is this theme demonstrated through Balram's family? How is it illustrated through the family of the Stork? What do you think the author's statement is regarding family in the story?
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