A Long Way Home Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Saroo Brierley
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 2, what instrument would be played when Saroo and his family gathered in the courtyard during the hot months of the year?

2. In Chapter 2, how many days a week did Saroo's mother work?

3. In Chapter 5, how old was Saroo when his parents adopted another child from India?

4. In Chapter 4, how many people died during the Stoneman murders?

5. In Chapter 4, what was the house made of where a boy and his mother allowed Saroo to stay at the beginning of Chapter 4?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. In Chapter 5, how did Saroo interact with his new parents at the airport in Melbourne?

3. In Chapter 4, how did Saroo get invited to someone's home after he quit hanging around the railway station?

4. In Chapter 2, what did Saroo remember about his baby sister?

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

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

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

8. In Chapter 3, what did Saroo find by the river?

9. In Chapter 1, who did Saroo's new parents know who helped Saroo adjust to his new home?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Brierlys had a worldview that led them to adopt, rather than give birth to children. What worldview did the Brierlys subscribe to that led them not to give birth to children? How did that worldview lead them to adopt?

Essay Topic 2

The author was concerned about returning to India. What did the author fear might happen when he returned to India? How were his expectations intertwined with his fears? How did his expectations almost derail his return?

Essay Topic 3

The author had a relatively easy time adjusting to life in Australia. How did the author and Mantosh adapt differently to their new lives? Why did they assimilate differently to their new lives?

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