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 the Prologue, how long had the author waited to find his old home?

2. At the end of Chapter 3, where did Saroo have to hide?

3. In Chapter 2, what was the only thing that Saroo remembered his father giving them?

4. In Chapter 2, how old was Saroo's brother Guddu when he went to work washing dishes?

5. In Chapter 2, what did Saroo remember that his mother usually wore?

Short Essay Questions

1. In the Prologue, how does Saroo describe the place where his family used to live?

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

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

4. In Chapter 5, why did the Brierlys cancel a trip to India?

5. In Chapter 1, how easily did Saroo transition to life in a new country and culture?

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

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

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

9. In Chapter 2, what did Saroo say about his mother and father?

10. In the Prologue, what conversation did Saroo have with a man near the place where his family lived?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author used Google Earth in his search for his birth family. How did he use Google Earth? What did it symbolized to him?

Essay Topic 2

Saroo and his birth family lived in poverty. What did the author communicate about poverty and its effects on families through his life and experiences?

Essay Topic 3

A Long Way Home is about the author’s life and search to find his birth family. Why did the author write about his life and search to find his birth family? What did he hope others would gain from the book?

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