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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 is the name of the former robber-turned-boxer that challenges Azaro's father to a boxing match?
2. Whose tears from the world of the living flood houses in the valley during Azaro's spirit journey?
3. Who grows while sleeping?
4. Who owns the betting shop?
5. After awakening and giving his speech about power and responsibility, what does Azaro's father tell them not to kill but to command to leave?
Short Essay Questions
1. After Azaro's father decides to train as a boxer, what happens to lead Azaro to withdraw into himself?
2. The four-headed spirit came to Azaro in different forms. What are they and how does Azaro respond?
3. While withdrawn, what happens with Azaro in the spirit world?
4. How does Azaro's father change after encountering the spirit in his sleep that the priest of the roads helped him fight?
5. How does the rain coming down for two weeks affect Azaro at home and at school?
6. What happens at the party Azaro's father has for his newly acquired taste for politics?
7. Why is Madame Koto known as the Queen of the Ghetto Night?
8. How does Azaro's father affect the spirit world while Azaro is withdrawn?
9. 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?
10. What happens when the eyes and lights come back to watch Azaro's father shadowboxing at night?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is abikus? Compare and contrast Ade and Azaro's life as abikus. Use story details.
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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