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Firoozeh Dumas
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Just before the final papers were signed for Kazem to take a job with a Saudi company in Chapter 19, Kazem was told the deal was off because company policy disallowed what?
(a) Having a moustache.
(b) People without sufficient experience.
(c) Hiring men.
(d) Hiring Iranians.

2. What is the religious text of Islam?
(a) Qu'ran.
(b) Torah.
(c) Vedas.
(d) Kebra Negast.

3. Firoozeh entered a competition at school in which the participants had to prepare a speech in French in how much time?
(a) 1 week.
(b) 1 day.
(c) 1 hour.
(d) 72 hours.

4. What is the name of the modern calendar in Iran?
(a) Sore Haika.
(b) Sinks Hamir.
(c) Solar Hejri.
(d) Spore Halik.

5. When was Kazem's favorite film, Treasure Island, produced?
(a) 1934.
(b) 1926.
(c) 1932.
(d) 1929.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old was Kazem when he was unemployed during the Iranian hostage crisis?

2. Kazem's favorite movies as a child were tearjerkers and what?

3. In Chapter 19, Kazem agreed to take an executive position with a Saudi company that operated where?

4. What Christmas special did Firoozeh's family enjoy watching on television?

5. After getting married, Firoozeh and Francois moved where?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why was education of paramount importance to Kazem?

2. What did Kazem tell his daughter when she asked him to stop eating forbidden foods in Chapter 15?

3. How is Sedigeh related to Firoozeh?

4. What did Firoozeh think was bad karma in San Francisco? What did she do with it?

5. What happened with the Nigerian company who hired Kazem?

6. How did Firoozeh feel about her stay in Paris in Chapter 21?

7. For how long did the Dumas family watch the Iran hostage crisis on television? How did it impact them?

8. How did Firoozeh's family celebrate Thanksgiving?

9. Where was the reception for Firoozeh's wedding? Why was her father displeased?

10. What happened when Iran realized they were being taken by BP Oil?

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