The Ultimate
Midnight's Children
Book Quiz

Question 1 of 12

What does Saleem call children born on the same night as him?

  • Children of midnight
  • Black Magic Men
  • Children of the dark
  • Children of the Indian Revolution

Question 2 of 12

Where does Saleem work for his old nanny?

  • A pickle factory
  • A shoe factory
  • A movie studio
  • A garment factory

Question 3 of 12

Who does Doctor Aziz marry?

  • Naseem Ghani
  • Pavarti
  • Padma
  • Emerald

Question 4 of 12

How does Doctor Aziz avoid getting shot in Amritsar?

  • He sneezes and misses getting shot
  • He gets pneumonia and misses the rally where he would have been killed
  • He is locked in jail
  • He passes out and when he awakens the battle is over

Question 5 of 12

After being hit on the ear by his father at age 9, what can Saleem then do?

  • Communicate telepathically
  • Walk through mirrors
  • Shoot fire through his mouth
  • See through walls

Question 6 of 12

Who was switched at birth with Saleem?

  • Shiva
  • Pavarti
  • Naseem Ghani
  • Nadir

Question 7 of 12

Who does Emerald marry?

  • Major Zulfiker
  • Sonny Ibrihim
  • William Methwold
  • Padma

Question 8 of 12

What happens the night Saleem is born?

  • India gains independence from Great Britain
  • His parents die
  • World War One is declared
  • A failed coup occurs

Question 9 of 12

What is Nadir Khan's profession?

  • Poet
  • Soldier
  • Lawyer
  • Cook

Question 10 of 12

How does Saleem find out his parents aren't his parents?

  • He finds out when he injures himself and they draw blood
  • Shiva tells him
  • His parents tell him when he is two years old
  • The nursemaid writes him a letter disclosing all

Question 11 of 12

Who is the father of Parvati's child?

  • Shiva
  • Saleem
  • Ghani
  • Sonny Ibrihim

Question 12 of 12

How does Amina save Lifafa Das's life?

  • By announcing she is pregnant
  • By jumping in front of a bullet meant for Lifafa
  • By hiding him in her basement
  • By hiding him under her bed

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