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Khaled Hosseini
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Laila's nickname?
(a) Revolutionary Girl.
(b) Dark Whisperer.
(c) Pretty Princess.
(d) Plain-clothes Mary.

2. What has Tariq's uncle in Ghazni died from in Chapter 22?
(a) A heart attack.
(b) A bombing raid.
(c) Cancer.
(d) Tuberculosis.

3. What is Rasheed's profession when he marries Mariam?
(a) He is a butcher.
(b) He is a shoemaker.
(c) He is a doctor.
(d) He is a jeweler.

4. During what years was Mohammad Najibullah President of Afghanistan?
(a) 1982-1988.
(b) 1987-1992.
(c) 1990-1996.
(d) 1979-1988.

5. What does the term "jo" or "jon" as used in addressing someone translate to in English?
(a) Dear.
(b) Sister.
(c) Mother.
(d) Elder.

6. Who had supposedly overseen the burial of Fariba's sons, according to the messenger that relates their death?
(a) Ahmad Shah Massoud.
(b) Habib Khan.
(c) Queen Gauhar Shad.
(d) Mullah Faizullah.

7. On what date was Mir Akbar Khyber assassinated?
(a) August 10, 1982.
(b) March 12, 1968.
(c) July 12, 1975.
(d) April 17, 1978.

8. Who is the elderly village Koran tutor that visits Mariam and Nana during Mariam's childhood?
(a) Sibghatullah Mojadidi.
(b) Sayyaf.
(c) Habib Khan.
(d) Mullah Faizullah.

9. Who discovers Mariam in a pool of blood after she has miscarried in Chapter 13?
(a) Fariba.
(b) Hakim.
(c) Laila.
(d) Ahmad.

10. What does Fariba say that Noor would have become if he hadn't been killed in Chapter 20?
(a) A doctor.
(b) An architect.
(c) A politician.
(d) A teacher.

11. How much older is Tariq than Laila in the narrative?
(a) 4 years older.
(b) 2 years older.
(c) 1 year older.
(d) 3 years older.

12. Where was the young parakeet seller from that Nana almost married when she was fifteen?
(a) Shindand.
(b) Panjshir.
(c) Gul Daman.
(d) Takht-e-Safar.

13. Jalil tells Mariam that he gave her this name because it refers to what?
(a) A thousand sunsets.
(b) The sunset.
(c) A tuberose flower.
(d) The ocean.

14. In what area of Kabul is Rasheed's home located in Chapter 9?
(a) Deh Mazang.
(b) Takht-e-Safar.
(c) Gul Daman.
(d) Shindand.

15. What disorder did Mariam's Nana develop before she was to wed at the age of fifteen?
(a) Epilepsy.
(b) Schizophrenia.
(c) Bulimia.
(d) Anorexia.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Mariam's mother commit suicide?

2. On what date was Laila born?

3. For how many years did King Zahir Shah's reign last in Afghanistan?

4. Tariq's family is of what ethnic group in Afghanistan?

5. What is the name of Fariba's 10-year-old son that she introduces to Mariam at the tandoor line in Chapter 10?

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