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. How many children are born into Yunus's family?

2. How many branches does the Grameen Bank open each year throughout the 1980s?

3. Yunus's father is a devout __________.

4. What is the name of the leader of the Pakistan partition movement?

5. What is Yunus's favorite American television show to watch during his first summer in the U.S.?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the Grameen Bank begin replication programs?

2. What is Yunus's view of how to end poverty in the world?

3. What is the problem between Grameen and the World Bank?

4. What is the International Dialogue Program?

5. Who is Yunus's first wife and how did he meet her?

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

7. What did Yunus discover as he visited the poor villagers of Jobra?

8. Why doesn't Grameen offer skill training?

9. What happens in the personal life of Yunus in 1980?

10. How do micro-credit programs get started in the United States?

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 the Grameen Foundation USA is established, despite the problems Yunus perceives to exist in the welfare programs in the United States.

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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