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. Back in the bar after Madame Koto is doing so well and has many new men and women dancing to music, who asks Azaro to marry her?

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

3. Upon his return to the bar, Azaro finds more updates and new customers, including this man who yells at Azaro and who Madame Koto refers to as a chief.

4. Who brings palm wine when they arrive for the celebration?

5. Whom does Azaro eavesdrop on at the bar?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe what happens to Azaro when he gets lost in the forest walking home from the bar in Book 1.

3. Why is it an enigma to Azaro that this time he is born smiling?

4. What is the story about the white man about, and who tells it to Azaro?

5. When Azaro wanders into a building in Book 4, what happens?

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

7. Why does Madame Koto hang the fetish, and why does she decide to close the bar abruptly on the night she had really good business?

8. How is the landlord in the new compound portrayed in this part of the story?

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

10. What happens when the thugs and villagers clash the night Azaro hides in the van?

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

In Book Five, the spirits try harder to get Azaro back in their world. How do they do this, what does it trigger, and how does it play out?

Essay Topic 3

In Book Seven after Azaro killed the lizard, his father comes in and says "A man can wander around the planet and still not move an inch. A man can have so much light in his mind and still not see what's right in front of him... A man can carry the world and still not be able to bear the load of his own head." Using examples from the story, discuss how these statements are true in Azaro's father's life.

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