The Famished Road Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Azaro's father argues with Madame Koto's new customers and challenges them to a fight outside, but they do what?

2. Where do many of Azaro's friends live that call him to the river?

3. Who runs naked in the rain?

4. Azaro's family fears the other villagers are angry at them because someone had _________________.

5. After climbing the tree and putting on the mask again, what does Azaro see?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens with the rats after the photographer brings the poison?

2. 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?

3. 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?

4. How does Azaro's father affect the spirit world while Azaro is withdrawn?

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

6. Chased from the bar in Book 4, what happens to Azaro after he awakens in the forest?

7. What happens when Azaro's father fights the man in the white suit?

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

9. Who is Ade, how does Azaro meet him, and what happens when he walks with Azaro in the woods?

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

Essay Topics

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.

Azaro's mom talks to him about seeing a classmate on the road in a nice car, with a driver, who looked a decade younger than her and didn't event recognize her when she sold her some oranges. Throughout the story, not just here in Book Seven, Azaro's mom has lamented her life. Cite several instances of this and discuss how they impact your perception of the story and the characters, specifically Azaro and his father.

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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