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. As Yunus begins to define poverty, what does he discover is left out of most definitions of the poor?

2. How much in total does Yunus discover the poverty stricken people of Jobra need to make their own products?

3. What is the name of the capital city of Bangladesh?

4. As Yunus begins the loan program in Jobra village, who does he initially designate to collect the loan payments?

5. Who does Yunus say are not the poorest people in Bangladesh?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the purpose of the Chittagong University Rural Development Project?

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

4. Who designs the logo for the Grameen Bank, what does it look like, and what does it symbolize?

5. What is the set up in the village of Jobra to determine loan eligibility and repayment terms?

6. What happens to Yunus's mother, Sofia?

7. What does Yunus do for money in his youth?

8. What is a dadan arrangement?

9. What influence does each of Yunus's parents have on him?

10. How does Yunus describe his Bengali school?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Citing three specific examples, discuss the far reaching benefits experienced in the lives of Grameen borrowers.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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).

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