Banker to the Poor: The Autobiography of Muhammad Yunus Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Muhammad Yunus
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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. In what year does Yunus remarry?

2. How many times does the Grameen Bank apply for permission from the Central Bank to offer housing loans?

3. How much are all support group members required to deposit into a group fund?

4. As Yunus visits the embassies of other countries throughout Washington D.C., they all ask if Bangladesh has a _____________.

5. Where did Yunus's Bengali friend, Mohiuddin Alamgir, just graduate from at the time of the demonstration in Washington D.C.?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is a dadan arrangement?

2. What kind of loans does Grameen give now that it is an established world entity?

3. Why doesn't Grameen offer skill training?

4. How does Yunus describe his Bengali school?

5. What is Yunus's view of the need for Internet access in poor communities?

6. What does Yunus find rewarding about his work as he begins to develop the Grameen Bank?

7. What is happening in Yunus's homeland in 1971 while he is in America?

8. What surprise does Yunus find in the final agreement from the government to help the Grameen Bank in 1983?

9. How does Yunus view the role of the entrepreneur?

10. Who is A.M.A. Muhith and how does he help Yunus?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the following statement in relation to Yunus's specific plans to rid the world of poverty by 2050: "We have created a slavery-free world, a smallpox-free world, an apartheid-free world. Creating a poverty-free world would be greater than all these accomplishments while at the same time reinforcing them. This would be a world that we could all be proud to live in." (Chapter 14, p. 262).

Essay Topic 2

Describe three specific ways Muhammad Yunus is influenced by his mother.

Essay Topic 3

Yunus believes that keeping the dignity of the borrower is imperative to the success of any loan program. Discuss how Grameen has stayed true to its original intent of helping the poor without damaging their dignity. Cite specific examples.

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