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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. Who was Ziauddin's former college rival that became a journalist in Islamabad and organized a conference on the Taliban situation in Swat?
(a) Ihsan ul-Haq Haqqani.
(b) Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan.
(c) Akbar Khan.
(d) Azaday Khan.

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

3. What does the word "badal" from Chapter 5 : “Why I Don’t Wear Earrings and Pashtuns Don’t Say Thank You” translate to in English?
(a) Family.
(b) Love.
(c) Revenge.
(d) Hunger.

4. 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?
(a) One third.
(b) One quarter.
(c) One half.
(d) Three fourths.

5. On what date did Benazir Bhutto return to Pakistan after nine years in exile?
(a) January, 3, 2009.
(b) October 16, 2012.
(c) October 8, 2005.
(d) October 18, 2007.

Short Answer Questions

1. What favorite board game did the Taliban ban during its reign in Pakistan, according to Malala in Chapter 10: "Toffees, Tennis Balls and the Buddhas of Swat”?

2. Who became Ziauddin's mentor and lent him money so that he could attend college?

3. What does Malala say the population of Pakistan is today in Chapter 7: “The Mufti Who Tried to Close Our School”?

4. How many people in Pakistan lost their homes as a result of the earthquake described in Chapter 8: “The Autumn of the Earthquake”?

5. What is the Pashtun word for "falcon" that Malala's father used for a time as his last name?

Short Essay Questions

1. What conflict did Malala encounter with her religious teacher in Chapter 10: "Toffees, Tennis Balls and the Buddhas of Swat”? How did Malala's father advise her?

2. How did the culture of Pakistan change under the rule of General Musharraf, according to Malala in Chapter 7: “The Mufti Who Tried to Close Our School”?

3. How does Malala introduce the reader to her world in the Swat Valley in Chapter 1: “A Daughter is Born”? What are the roles of women in Malala's culture?

4. How did the arrival of the Taliban impact barbers and beauticians in Chapter 9: “Radio Mullah”? Why?

5. What customs regarding women in the village does Malala describe in Chapter 4: “The Village”?

6. How does Malala describe the role of the CIA in the Russian-Afghan War in Chapter 2: “My Father the Falcon”?

7. What does Malala say about conspiracies in Chapter 5 : “Why I Don’t Wear Earrings and Pashtuns Don’t Say Thank You”? What is the impact of this statement?

8. What is one example of a contradiction in Malala's descriptions of herself in the autobiography?

9. How does Malala describe the earthquake that shook her village in Chapter 8: “The Autumn of the Earthquake”?

10. What is a "mufti"? Who was the mufti that attempted to cross Ziauddin in Chapter 7: “The Mufti Who Tried to Close Our School”?

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