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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 money is in the envelope that Pinky Madam gives to Balram at the airport?
2. In "The Fifth Night," Balram says, "There is a sign in the National Zoo in New Delhi, near the cage with the white tiger, which says" what?
3. 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?
4. What alias has Balram assumed in Bangalore in "The Seventh Night"?
5. What does the word "emancipation" mean in "The Fifth Night"?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is signficant about the events with the minister's assistant and Mr. Ashok in "The Sixth Morning"?
2. What symbolism and imagery can be seen in "The Fifth Night"?
3. How are the themes of servitude and entrepreneurship illustrated in "The Seventh Night"?
4. What is noteworthy about Balram's reference to an accident in the opening of "The Sixth Morning"?
5. What does the murder of Mr. Ashok represent thematically in The White Tiger?
6. What does Balram remark about Dharam in "The Seventh Night"? What does this indicate?
7. What does Mr. Ashok reveal to Balram when he returns home after seeing the prostitute in "The Sixth Night"?
8. What is significant about Balram's breaking the liquor bottle in "The Sixth Night"?
9. What are examples of foreshadowing seen in "The Fifth Night"?
10. What decision has Balram made at the train station in the end of "The Sixth Night"?
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
Describe the caste system in India and discuss how this system influences the characters and actions in The White Tiger. How is caste associated with identity and wealth or poverty? How can one move from caste to caste?
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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