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Nectar in a Sieve

Nectar in a Sieve


by Kamala Markandaya

Nectar in a Sieve: Farmer in the Dell Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Nectar in a Sieve? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What do Ruku’s sons do at the tannery?

Accidentally kill a man
Convince the boss to institute casual Fridays
Start a strike
Start a fire
Q. Why is Ruku losing her sons?

Because they are dying
Because they have grown mean and spiteful and no longer wish to have anything to do with her
Because she keeps showing up at school functions wearing a truly embarrassing silver muumuu and pineapple earrings
Because they are taking jobs in other cities
Q. Whom does Kunthi blackmail?

Both Ruku and Nathan
The little girl down the street with the lemonade stand, from whom she demands free lemonade in exchange for her silence about the child’s lack of a business license
Q. Why do Ruku and Nathan have to leave their land?

Because the tannery buys it from the renter
Because they are no longer able to harvest any crops
Because the Ouija board told them to
Because they have received death threats
Q. What is Puli missing?

His eyes
His fingers
His tongue
His José Conseco rookie card