1. How old is Mariam when she first hears the word "harami" in Chapter 1?
2. On what day of the week does Jalil come to visit Mariam during her childhood?
3. How old was Mariam's Nana when her mother died?
4. What does the word "harami" mean, according to the narrator in Chapter 1?
5. In what year was Mariam born?
6. Who does Jalil say "had raised the famous minarets as her loving ode to Herat back in the fifteenth century" in Chapter 1?
7. Who is the ancient poet that Jalil describes buried beneath a pistachio tree in Herat in Chapter 1?
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