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. What does Yunus's father not like about being in business?

2. Where is the family of Yunus's first wife from originally?

3. What year does Yunus begin to teach at Middle Tennessee State University?

4. How much profit does Sufiaya Begum make on selling her bamboo stools?

5. What percentage of loans does Yunus want to go to women in his initial bank experiment?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Yunus become involved with combating the famine that strikes Bangladesh in 1974?

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

3. What happens in 1977 when Yunus visits a bank in Dhaka?

4. Describe Yunus's childhood home on Boxirhat Road.

5. What does Yunus conclude is a fundamental problem of poverty?

6. Who helps Yunus get his loan program started?

7. What does Yunus discover about lending money to women?

8. What happens during the Partition in 1947?

9. What is a dadan arrangement?

10. How does Yunus describe his Bengali school?

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

Discuss how a Grameen pilot project is developed in Pine Bluffs, Arkansas. What is the success of the program and how does it create an interest from Governor Clinton in micro-credit programs?

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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