Part I, Chapters I – III: Questions and Answers

Study Questions
1. Where are the Marabar Caves in relation to Chandrapore?

2. What does Hamidullah believe about the possibility of friendship with the English in India?

3. Why do Mrs. Turton and Mrs. Lesley not ask Aziz if they may take the tonga?

4. Why does Aziz find it possible to talk freely to Mrs. Moore? What is her attitude toward the Indians?

5. What is Ronny Heaslop’s reaction when he discovers his mother has been talking to Dr. Aziz?

6. What does Mr. Turton mean when he says that Heaslop’s a sahib?

7. What kind of a “bridge-party” does Mr. Turton intend to give?

8. Why do the Englishwomen feel it is necessary to keep a distance from the Indians?

9. How does Fielding’s attitude differ from that of his fellow Anglo-Indians?

10. Why does Aziz resent Major Callendar?

Answers
1. The Marabar Caves are 20 miles from Chandrapore, set in the Marabar Hills, which can be seen from the city.

2. Hamidullah believes that it may be possible to have a friendship with the English in India under certain conditions.

3. Mrs. Turton and Mrs. Lesley, like most other Anglo-Indians, are used to ignoring native Indians and their rights or interests. They turn their heads away from Aziz as if he did not exist.

4. He finds her sensitive to the feelings of others. Mrs. Moore is surprised and...

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