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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. Whom does the magazine seller say has got guns and built an army at the PVR Saket in “The Sixth Morning”?
2. How much money per month does Belram describe the delivery rickshaw driver making in "The Fifth Night"?
3. What do the politicians drink while Balram drives them in “The Sixth Night”?
4. What room does the hotel manager take Balram to for the prostitute in “The Sixth Night”?
5. What actress is the Russian prostitute said to look like in “The Sixth Morning”?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is signified by the envelope left to Balram by Pinky Madam?
2. What does Mr. Ashok reveal to Balram when he returns home after seeing the prostitute in "The Sixth Night"?
3. How does Balram manage to collect enough money for a blonde prostitute in "The Sixth Night"?
4. What is noteworthy about Balram's reference to an accident in the opening of "The Sixth Morning"?
5. What does Balram learn about the woman that Mr. Ashok has brought home from the hotel in "The Sixth Morning"?
6. What are examples of foreshadowing seen in "The Fifth Night"?
7. What does Balram remark about Dharam in "The Seventh Night"? What does this indicate?
8. What plot developments take place in the first section of "The Sixth Morning"?
9. What symbolism and imagery can be seen in "The Fifth Night"?
10. What is the significance of the color red in The White Tiger?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the two sides of a servant's heart that Balram describes in the narrative. What actions of Balram's depict each of these values? How do Balram's views on this matter evolve in the course of the novel?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the motif of politics in the novel. How are the politicians in the story depicted? What do you think the author is saying about politics in India through the novel? What relationship do the characters in the story have to politics?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the theme of entrepreneurship in The White Tiger. Where is this theme introduced? How is it introduced? How does the author develop this theme through character, action, setting, and symbolism?
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