I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education and Was Shot by the Taliban Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

Malala Yousafzai
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part I: Chapters 3 - 4.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the word "Eid" translate to from Arabic?
(a) Festival.
(b) Priest.
(c) Child.
(d) Woman.

2. What speech disorder did Malala's father struggle with when he was young?
(a) Apraxia.
(b) Dysarthria.
(c) A lisp.
(d) A stutter.

3. Who wrote the speech that Malala's father used in the speech contest that he won as a young man in Chapter 2: “My Father the Falcon”?
(a) His daughter.
(b) His father.
(c) His mother.
(d) His brother.

4. What is the Pashtun word for "falcon" that Malala's father used for a time as his last name?
(a) Makkam.
(b) Shaheen.
(c) Shayatin.
(d) Sharia.

5. What was the name of Nasir Pacha's wife in Chapter 3: “Growing Up in a School”?
(a) Aneesa.
(b) Jajai.
(c) Moniba.
(d) Ayesha.

Short Answer Questions

1. Under General Zia's Presidency in Pakistan, how much weight were judges supposed to give to a woman's testimony compared to the testimony of a man?

2. Who was the first female prime minister of Pakistan?

3. Malala says that her ancestors arrived in Swat in what century in Chapter 1: “A Daughter is Born”?

4. What is the name of Malala's mother?

5. When was Malala Yousafzai born?

(see the answer key)

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