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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 joins Azaro on the fourth day of his withdrawal?
2. Who helps Azaro remove the person distracting his father in Book 7?
3. Who owns the betting shop?
4. How long does the money last that Azaro brings home from the woods for his family to use?
5. Whose shout from the world of the living manifests as a storm in the spirit realm on Azaro's journey?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Azaro's mother respond to the spirit beggars in their home?
2. When Azaro's father wakes up, what does everyone find out about why he has been the way he is in his sleep after defeating the Green Leopard?
3. Why does Koto come to Azaro in his sleep, and what happens?
4. What happens in the spirit world and in the world of the living involving Azaro's journey and the blind man?
5. What does Azaro's mother pray for and why is she praying?
6. The four-headed spirit came to Azaro in different forms. What are they and how does Azaro respond?
7. How does the rain coming down for two weeks affect Azaro at home and at school?
8. What happens when Azaro's father fights the man in the white suit?
9. While withdrawn, what happens with Azaro in the spirit world?
10. What is going on with food in Azaro's home in Book 8?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 3
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.
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