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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the leader do to Jugga?
2. Who does the Subinspector tell the police to inquire about in the village?
3. What does the Subinspector note to Iqbal and Jugga at the beginning of this section?
4. What does Nooran tell Jugga's mother?
5. Who does the Subinspector note would have killed the Muslims, had they stayed?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Symbolism is used several times in the book. Discuss the Sutlej, the ghost train, and the monsoon, and how those objects are used as symbols in the novel. Be sure to be expansive in your explanation and include support from the book for your conclusions.
Essay Topic 2
Analyze the character of Iqbal, based on his actions and thoughts throughout the novel. How does Iqbal present himself to other characters throughout the novel in terms of his speeches and his rants against the power of government? How do his thoughts and actions as he is arrested relate to this view he attempts to present? How about his actions once he is released from prison? What are his true views of sacrifice and bravery, as is seem by his actions and thoughts at the end of the novel? How does he choose to react to the news of the coming violence? Do his statements at the end of the novel, as he drinks, show him to be a moral and virtuous man as he claims, or do his actions show him to be a selfish, cowardly man? Why? Be sure to include examples from the book to explain your answers.
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast the characters of Magistrate Hukum Chand and Iqbal Singh. What are their views on life? How do they see themselves? What are their backgrounds like? What image do they portray to the public, and is this image their reality? Why or why not? Does either character live up to his own standards? Why or why not? What does each character do in the novel to help the situation between the Muslims and the Hindus? Does either succeed? Why?
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