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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. Through his mother's friends, what does Azaro learn about the women now working in Madame Koto's bar?
2. Who owns the bar that Azaro's father takes him to for a drink?
3. When Azaro sees the spirits multiply before his eyes back at the bar, what does he realize is drawing them to the bar?
4. Who tells Azaro to follow him to the spirit world?
5. As the spirits call to Azaro on the street, he faints and is taken where?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens when Azaro's father fights the man in the white suit?
2. After Azaro's father decides to train as a boxer, what happens to lead Azaro to withdraw into himself?
3. What happens at the party Azaro's father has for his newly acquired taste for politics?
4. How does Azaro's father deal with creditors who come to his home to collect his debt?
5. Who are the three men in glasses looking for, and what happens when they find where this person works?
6. What happens with Azaro's father after he defeats the Green Leopard, and who does Azaro's mother call to help him?
7. The more Azaro's father trains, what happens with the villagers, with food for him and his mother, and with his father?
8. What vision does Azaro have about the three men in glasses and what does he do about his vision?
9. What does the great river signify on Azaro's journey, and why does he not want to cross it?
10. In Book 4, Azaro visited the bar less and less. Why? When he does visit, what does he find?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
In Book Four there are a lot of changes (with Madame Koto, Azaro, Azaro's father, Azaro's mother, relationships between them and others). Discuss these changes, with examples from the story cited in your response.
Essay Topic 3
In the end, Azaro's father wakes up and gives a speech about basically making the right choices. Discuss how the father's words connect with the overall story in regards to choosing and traveling on a road.
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