The Famished Road Test | Final 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. What does Azaro's father decide to train as?

2. Who owns the betting shop?

3. Who does not eat the food Azaro's mother puts out for this person?

4. How many days does it take Azaro's father to recover from his fight with the boxer that disappeared?

5. One night Madame Koto appears in Azaro's sleep and begs him for what?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why are the gods angry with Azaro, and what do they do about it while he is on his journey with the three-headed spirit?

2. What does Azaro's mother pray for and why is she praying?

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

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

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

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 How does Azaro's father affect the spirit world while Azaro is withdrawn?

7. How does the rain coming down for two weeks affect Azaro at home and at school?

8. The four-headed spirit came to Azaro in different forms. What are they and how does Azaro respond?

9. What happens in the spirit world and in the world of the living involving Azaro's journey and the blind man?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In Book Five after being beaten by his parents, Azaro withdraws more and more from the world of the living. What does Azaro see on his journey and which people from the world of the living are found on his journey? Which ones affect his journey, and what happens in each instance?

Essay Topic 2

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

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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