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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 has a door widened to fit through when they walk?
2. Who says abiku is like Azaro?
3. What does Koto bring out to the priest that leads the protest in front of her bar?
4. On his spirit journey, what color is the road Azaro follows along?
5. Azaro's father wins a lot of money because he bet on himself. Who does he have place the bet?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Azaro's father change after encountering the spirit in his sleep that the priest of the roads helped him fight?
2. What happens with Azaro's father after he defeats the Green Leopard, and who does Azaro's mother call to help him?
3. How does Azaro handle the beggars that follow him into the bar in Book 7?
4. What happens at the party Azaro's father has for his newly acquired taste for politics?
5. 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?
6. Why does Koto come to Azaro in his sleep, and what happens?
7. The four-headed spirit came to Azaro in different forms. What are they and how does Azaro respond?
8. Who is Ade, how does Azaro meet him, and what happens when he walks with Azaro in the woods?
9. How does the rain coming down for two weeks affect Azaro at home and at school?
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
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 Seven after Azaro killed the lizard, his father comes in and says "A man can wander around the planet and still not move an inch. A man can have so much light in his mind and still not see what's right in front of him... A man can carry the world and still not be able to bear the load of his own head." Using examples from the story, discuss how these statements are true in Azaro's father's life.
Essay Topic 3
While Azaro's father is sleeping in Book Eight, Azaro walks in his dreams. Describe what he sees and the perceptions he has, and discuss the impact of this on the story.
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