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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 is Malala's best friend and academic rival that she describes as being constantly on guard, fearful that her brothers would find her guilty of some infraction and make her stop attending school?
2. What two denominations comprise Islam?
3. What is the name of the village where Malala Yousafzai born?
4. 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”?
5. Who became Ziauddin's mentor and lent him money so that he could attend college?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Malala describe the role of competition within her friendships in Chapter 11: “The Clever Class”?
2. What is a "mufti"? Who was the mufti that attempted to cross Ziauddin in Chapter 7: “The Mufti Who Tried to Close Our School”?
3. 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”?
4. What gifts did Malala's family bring to the villagers in Chapter 4: “The Village”? Why?
5. How were girls' schools impacted by the spread of the Taliban in 2008-2009, according to Malala in Chapter 11: “The Clever Class”?
6. What is one example of a contradiction in Malala's descriptions of herself in the autobiography?
7. What are your perceptions of Swat Valley based on Malala's descriptions of the region in Chapter 6: “Children of the Rubbish Mountain”?
8. How does Malala describe her relationship with her best childhood friend in Chapter 5 : “Why I Don’t Wear Earrings and Pashtuns Don’t Say Thank You”?
9. How does Malala describe the arrival of the Taliban in her village in Chapter 9: “Radio Mullah”? How old was Malala when the Taliban arrived?
10. How does Malala describe the earthquake that shook her village in Chapter 8: “The Autumn of the Earthquake”?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the narrative style of I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education and Was Shot by the Taliban. Does Malala relate her life story from a first or third person narrator? Why do you think she makes this choice? Does the narrative perspective in the book change or does it remain the same throughout? Is Malala’s story told from a present-tense or past-tense perspective? What impact do each of these choices have on the reader?
Essay Topic 2
Describe the history of the nation of Pakistan. Who were Pakistan’s leaders? What system of government was established? Who was allowed to vote? What role did and does religion play in the government of Pakistan? What percentage of Pakistanis are Muslim?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the aftermath of 9/11 and the U.S. “War on Terror.” When did the U.S. invade Afghanistan? How did the U.S.’s invasion of Afghanistan change perceptions of Americans in other countries in the Middle East? What impacts can be seen today as a result of the U.S. War in Afghanistan?
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