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Malala Yousafzai
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Malala say she wanted to be while all her friends wanted to be doctors in Chapter 11: “The Clever Class”?
(a) An inventor.
(b) An actress.
(c) A politician.
(d) A lawyer.

2. Who was the leader of the Taliban fighters that moved into the Swat Valley in Chapter 9: “Radio Mullah”?
(a) Hidayatullah.
(b) Shabbaz Sharif.
(c) Maulana Fazlullah.
(d) Maulana Khadim.

3. Who was Malala's kindergarten teacher?
(a) Miss Shazia.
(b) Miss Jajai.
(c) Miss Hammeda.
(d) Miss Ulfat.

4. What are the names of Malala's younger brothers?
(a) Ziauddin and Atal.
(b) Khanjee and Faiz.
(c) Akbar and Shaheen.
(d) Khushal and Atal.

5. What high school was bombed by a suicide bomber in Malala's town on February 28, 2008?
(a) Spal Bandi High School.
(b) Shawar Zangay.
(c) Haji Baba High School.
(d) Jamia Hafsa High School.

6. Who was the local cleric in Ziauddin's home village that died as a result of the earthquake in Chapter 8: “The Autumn of the Earthquake”?
(a) Ihsan ul-Haq Haqqani.
(b) Saidu Sharif.
(c) Maulana Khadim.
(d) Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan.

7. What magical object did the character Sanju have on Malala's favorite childhood television show?
(a) A magic brush.
(b) A magic stove.
(c) A magic carpet.
(d) A magic pencil.

8. Malala says in Chapter 1: “A Daughter is Born” that her father named her after a folk heroine from what culture?
(a) The ancient Celts.
(b) The Mevlevi Order.
(c) The ancient Greeks.
(d) The Pashtun people.

9. On what date does Malala describe the earthquake occurring that devastated her region in Chapter 8: “The Autumn of the Earthquake” ?
(a) October 18, 2007.
(b) October 8, 2005.
(c) July 12, 1997.
(d) December 6, 2012.

10. On what date did the Taliban in Pakistan succeed in blowing the face off of the Jehanabad Buddha?
(a) October 8, 2007.
(b) January, 3, 2009.
(c) May 5, 2009.
(d) July 12, 1997.

11. What was the name of Ziauddin's older brother who worked for years as a teacher at a local school in the village in Chapter 3: “Growing Up in a School”?
(a) Abdul Rashid.
(b) Usman Bhai Jan.
(c) Faiz Mohammad.
(d) Saeed Ramzan.

12. What percentage of Pakistanis are Muslim today, according to Malala in Chapter 7: “The Mufti Who Tried to Close Our School”?
(a) 76%.
(b) 45%.
(c) 96%.
(d) 88%.

13. What years comprised the Soviet War in Afghanistan?
(a) 1989-1992.
(b) 1965-1972.
(c) 1979-1989.
(d) 1981-1988.

14. What landmark in Mingora became known as "Bloody Square" during the Taliban's occupation of the Swat District?
(a) Green Gardens.
(b) Silver Lake.
(c) Green Square.
(d) White Square.

15. Who was the president of the Islami Jamaat-e-Talaba group when Ziauddin was in college?
(a) Ihsan ul-Haq Haqqani.
(b) Abdul Hai Kakar.
(c) Sher Mohammad Baba.
(d) Faiz Mohammad.

Short Answer Questions

1. When did General Musharraf seize power of Pakistan through a military coup d'etat?

2. During what years was Asif Zardari President of Pakistan?

3. Where were the women of the "Burqa Brigade" from, according to Malala in Chapter 10: "Toffees, Tennis Balls and the Buddhas of Swat”?

4. In what year was the nation of Pakistan created?

5. During what years was General Zia President of Pakistan?

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