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Saroo Brierley
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Chapter 5, how long after Saroo arrived in Australia did he begin school?
(a) 8 weeks.
(b) About 5 weeks.
(c) About a month.
(d) 6 weeks.

2. In Chapter 2, what instrument would be played when Saroo and his family gathered in the courtyard during the hot months of the year?
(a) Pepa.
(b) Chikara.
(c) Harmonium.
(d) Kombu.

3. In the Prologue, what was the name of the place where Saroo hoped to find his family?
(a) Ganesh Talai.
(b) Hanuman Nagar.
(c) Triveni Colony.
(d) Ghaspura.

4. In Chapter 6, how long after the Brierly's submitted an application to adopt, did they receive news that they could adopt Saroo?
(a) 10 years.
(b) A few weeks.
(c) A couple months.
(d) 5 years.

5. What was the name of the baby that Sue Brierly's parents had when they emigrated to Australia?
(a) Mary.
(b) Margaret.
(c) Sally.
(d) Catherine.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old was the author in the Prologue?

2. In Chapter 1, what birthdate was on Saroo's official documents?

3. In Chapter 5, how many bedrooms did the Brierly's have in their home?

4. In Chapter 5, what type of boat did Saroo's new dad take him out in?

5. In Chapter 6, when were John and Sue Brierly married?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 6, what happened to Sue Brierly's father?

2. In Chapter 5, how did Saroo describe his new country?

3. In Chapter 4, why did a teenage boy take Saroo to a police station?

4. In Chapter 2, how did Saroo get lost?

5. In Chapter 5, what aspect of life in Australia immediately appealed to Saroo, and what did he do to enjoy that aspect of life?

6. In Chapter 6, what vision did Sue have when she was 12?

7. At the end of Chapter 3, who was kind to Saroo, and why did Saroo run from him and people the man knew?

8. In Chapter 3, what happened when Saroo almost drowned in the river?

9. In Chapter 4, where did Saroo travel to get to his new home?

10. In Chapter 6, who were Sue Brierly's parents, and where did they come from?

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