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 is in the van with the politicians, besides the thugs?

2. What family does not get sick from the milk?

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

4. After the thugs declare that they will bring Koto more business since she supported them, what do they promise to get her for the bar?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. In Book 4, Azaro visited the bar less and less. Why? When he does visit, what does he find?

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

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

9. What vision does Azaro have about the three men in glasses and what does he do about his vision?

10. Why does Azaro's father want to fight the new customers in the bar?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In Book Five, discuss the rain and its impact on the story, the characters, and their lives.

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

Azaro's father becomes more involved with the spirit world as evidenced in Book Six. Cite specific details involving these interactions and discuss the significance of each to the story and/or its impact on the relationship between father and son.

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