Amina's Voice Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Khan, Hena
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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. What does Amina think when she examines Thaya Jaan's appearance?

2. What did Amina's mother consider when choosing Amina's name?

3. What is the first argument Amina's group has when they are working on their social studies project?

4. Why does Thaya Jaan lead the family prayer that evening instead of Baba?

5. What does Amina think about the appearance of Emily's eyes and nose?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Amina do as she prepares to go into the mosque and how does she feel when she enters?

2. What is the argument Mustafa and Baba have about the Quran competition?

3. Describe the meal the family has on the first night of Thaya Jaan's visit. Why does Amina feel guilty about her uneaten food?

4. Why is Amina careful not to leave her clothes in the kitchen while Mama is cooking? What happened in fourth grade to teach her this lesson?

5. Why does Soojin say she might choose Susan as her new name, and what is Amina's reaction?

6. What is the details of the assignment Ms. Barton makes to Amina's class?

7. What happens during the group work in Chapter 8?

8. Why is Soojin planning to change her name and what is Amina's reaction?

9. What are the adults talking about when Amina and Rabiya enter the living room at Salma Auntie's house?

10. What does Amina say about her family's appearance when they go to the airport to meet Thaya Jaan?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why does Amina dread participating in the Quran recitation competition? What makes her change her mind? Does Amina's reaction seem reasonable for the circumstances?

Essay Topic 2

What is the project Amina's social studies class is working on? Who are the members of Amina's team? Briefly describe the role each plays on the team and on the project.

Essay Topic 3

Why does Baba defer to Thaya Jaan? What is Baba's reaction when Thaya Jaan says Amina's music goes against their religion? What are some of the other issues about which they disagree?

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