Banker to the Poor: The Autobiography of Muhammad Yunus Test | Final 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. Who do Arkansas state officials first introduce Yunus to in the preliminary steps of finding Grameen borrowers?

2. By what year would Yunus like to see a world free of poverty?

3. What is one of the hardest years ever for Grameen on many fronts?

4. When Yunus approaches community leaders in Chicago, they argue that self-employment is a ___________ concept.

5. Who does the Lakota Fund in South Dakota help?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the Grameen Bank insist loans must be repaid even in the event of a disaster?

2. Why doesn't Grameen offer skill training?

3. What is the Grameen Foundation USA?

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

5. What is Grameen Securities Management Company?

6. What is the definition of a "social entrepreneur"?

7. Where are Grameen-like programs established around the world?

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

9. According to Yunus, what role does free trade play in poverty relief?

10. What is the International Dialogue Program?

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 the Grameen replication process and success of the programs introduced into Malaysia and the Philippines.

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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