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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 year did Yunus's mother die?

2. How many people does Yunus find in the village of Jobra that are in the same cycle of poverty like Sufiaya?

3. Where does Yunus go first to study in the United States?

4. What kind of business does Yunus's father have?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. What is a dadan arrangement?

8. Why does Yunus decide to return to Bangladesh?

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

10. How does the Grameen Bank Project attract young people to its employ?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does Muhammad Yunus's career as a teacher play a role in his becoming a banker to the poor? Discuss specific examples.

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

Write an essay based on this statement: "The more money we lent to poor women, the more I realized that credit given to a woman brings about change faster than when given to a man," (Chapter 5, pp. 71-72).

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