The Famished Road Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. What family does not get sick from the milk?

2. After arguing with Azaro's mother, what do the creditors finally take for debt repayment?

3. After escaping kidnappers by cutting a hole in the bag to get out, Azaro is lost in the forest. Who helps guide him home?

4. Who returns from a hiding place in the swamp, badly beaten, and knocks on the door of Azaro's home?

5. When Azaro refuses to follow the requester into the spirit world, what is he told his spirit friends will send next for him?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Azaro's father deal with creditors who come to his home to collect his debt?

2. Who are the three men in glasses looking for, and what happens when they find where this person works?

3. Why does Azaro's father say they would not step foot in the bar again?

4. When Azaro begins sitting at the bar for Madame Koto, what does he notice about the bar's visitors?

5. What does Azaro notice about his new home in Book 1?

6. What happens involving the party of the rich and the villagers?

7. Why does Azaro want to leave the police officer's home he is taken to after he faints on the street?

8. In Book 4, what happens with Azaro's fathers and the prostitutes at Koto's bar?

9. What happens when the creditors come to the house in Azaro's father's absence, and how does he react when he gets home that evening and finds out what they have done?

10. What happens during the celebration of Azaro's return?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In Book Three, Azaro's mother is dealing with several things in this part of the story. Describe each situation and how her response is affecting Azaro and/or the story.

Essay Topic 2

Storms are weaved throughout this story. What is the significance of storms to Azaro's spirit world existence and his life among the living?

Essay Topic 3

In Book One, the story begins with Azaro describing the spirit world's river that became a road. At the end of Book One the story reveals to Azaro that his paternal grandfather was the head priest of the roads. Discuss the magical connections that link this story and its family members.

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