A Long Way Home Test | Final 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 8, when did Saroo and Lisa move into a flat together?

2. In Chapter 10, how old was Guddu when he died?

3. In Chapter 10, when did Saroo land in India?

4. At the end of Chapter 7, where did Saroo go to work?

5. In Chapter 12, what did Fatima see in her mind the day before Saroo came back when she was praying?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 11, what jobs did Shekila and Kallu have, and why were they able to have those jobs?

2. In Chapter 9, what was the fountain like that Saroo remembered from his hometown?

3. In Chapter 11, who heard about Saroo's story and showed up at his mother's home?

4. In Chapter 8, why was progress slow as Saroo searched Google Earth?

5. In Chapter 12, who was Rochak, and how did he help Saroo?

6. In Chapter 9, how did Saroo find Burhanpur?

7. In Chapter 9 when Saroo found Khandwa, what familiar landmarks did he see?

8. What information did Saroo find out about trains to determine what area to search for his hometown in Chapter 8?

9. In Chapter 10, how did Saroo find his mother?

10. How did Saroo get obsessed with his search in Chapter 8?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The chapters in the book are numbered and have descriptions. What do chapter titles reveal in the book? Would they be considered spoilers?

Essay Topic 2

Mood is an element that authors use to evoke feelings in readers through the use of descriptive language. What is the general feeling that readers have when they read the story? How does the mood change in various sections of the book? What is the overall mood in the book?

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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