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Khaled Hosseini
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When did Jalil die, according to the man that Mariam calls in Chapter 41?
(a) 1999.
(b) 1987.
(c) 1980.
(d) 1978.

2. What film is recorded on the video tape that Jalil left behind for Mariam?
(a) Cinderella.
(b) Titanic.
(c) Snow White.
(d) Pinocchio.

3. What is the name of the town that Tariq says he lives in, in Chapter 44?
(a) Mardan.
(b) Punjab.
(c) Murree.
(d) Karteh Seh.

4. How many years did Tariq spend in prison in Pakistan?
(a) 7.
(b) 3.
(c) 12.
(d) 9.

5. What does Mariam tell Laila she will NOT be in Chapter 31?
(a) She will not be Laila's servant.
(b) She will not be the cook.
(c) She will not be a thief.
(d) She will not be Rasheed's wife.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the leader that has been hung as the Taliban speaker declares victory of Kabul in Chapter 37?

2. What television channel are Tariq and Laila watching as New York's Twin Towers are hit on 9/11?

3. Who does Tariq say sent out inquiries and told him of the death of Tariq's mother while they were in prison in Chapter 44?

4. Where has Rasheed taken a job as a doorman in Chapter 42?

5. How old is Zalmai in Chapter 51?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is symbolic about the burial that takes place in Chapter 40?

2. What major political events are detailed in Chapter 49? What are Laila's thoughts on these events?

3. What are the consequences of Mariam's and Laila's capture in Chapter 36?

4. When does Chapter 41 take place? How is the atmosphere of Afghanistan described at this time?

5. How does Laila respond when she determines that she is pregnant in Chapter 38?

6. How would you describe Laila's greatest struggle in Chapter 42? How does Laila's suffering influence your opinion of her character?

7. How does Tariq's return affect Mariam and Laila's circumstances in Chapter 44? How does the author build tension in this chapter?

8. How do the conflicts between Laila and Mariam develop in Chapter 32?

9. How is Laila's and Tariq's journey described in Chapter 50? Where do they visit on their way to Kabul?

10. What leads to the development of friendship between Laila and Mariam in Chapter 33?

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