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. Who believes Azaro to be good luck?

2. In the bar, who urinates all over the floor and breaks the furniture?

3. Sitting in Madame Koto's bar, Azaro swats flies from his __________.

4. Azaro's name is changed from what when he awakens from a coffin?

5. When Koto asks for Azaro to come back to the bar he does, and Azaro notices a new ________ for the bar.

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Azaro's mother not doing well at the market place?

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

3. What happens at the party Azaro's father has for his newly acquired taste for politics?

4. What do the beggars that follow Azaro do once they are in the bar?

5. What does the three-headed spirit want with Azaro when he returns to the bar in Book 4?

6. What does the great river signify on Azaro's journey, and why does he not want to cross it?

7. When Azaro's father wakes up, what does everyone find out about why he has been the way he is in his sleep after defeating the Green Leopard?

8. The more Azaro's father trains, what happens with the villagers, with food for him and his mother, and with his father?

9. Why does Azaro call on the wind to punish the man at the construction site, and who is he?

10. Why is Azaro's father so excited when he wakes up in Book 8?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

From Book Eight discuss Madame Koto's power, how she gets it, and how she uses it.

Essay Topic 2

In Book One, fire and or rioting have occurred around Azaro. Cite each instance and discuss the implications not only of each occurrence but their combined and individual significance to the story, and to the characters.

Essay Topic 3

In Book Six Madame Koto is even larger in size and she is sad, even though she has more wealth than anyone in the village. Discuss the implication of her weight to her wealth and also discuss why Madame Koto might be so sad in spite of her newfound wealth. What are some things Madame Koto has given up that she may now miss or regret in pursuit of her new status among the party of the rich and her recently acquired wealth?

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