|Name: _________________________||Period: ___________________|
This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Ayaan was determined to escape and so she went to visit what person whom she helped rescue and bring into Kenya from the border of Somalia in Chapter 10, "Running Away"?
2. What does DKDB stand for in the narrative?
3. What editor of the feminist magazine "Opzij" did Ayaan contact to discuss how to raise funds from the government for protection after she began getting threats?
4. Who was a Dutch Protestant Christian that befriended Ayaan during her time in the Netherlands?
5. Where did Ayaan decide to take a position in the U.S. in the Epilogue?
Short Essay Questions
1. What did Ayaan lie about when seeking political asylum in Chapter 10, "Running Away"?
2. How does the author describe a meeting with her father in Chapter 14, "Leaving God"?
3. How does the author describe the investigation into her citizenship in the Epilogue?
4. What film did the author produce in Chapter 16, "Politics"? With whom did she make the film?
5. How does the author describe her return to Parliament in Chapter 17, "The Murder of Theo"?
6. Where did the author describe taking a position in the Epilogue? Why?
7. What were Ayaan's impressions of the West when she arrived in Chapter 10, "Running Away"?
8. What were Ayaan's first days as an official refugee like in Chapter 11, "A Trial by the Elders"?
9. Where did Ayaan travel in the beginning of Chapter 10, "Running Away"? Who did she meet there?
10. Where did Ayaan decide to seek political asylum in Chapter 10, "Running Away"? Why?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe and discuss the setting of Holland and Ayaan's first weeks there. How long did it take Ayaan to file for refugee status? Where did Ayaan find housing and with whom? What did Ayaan think of the helpfulness of the Dutch people?
Essay Topic 2
Describe and discuss the family history of Ayaan Hirsi Ali. What was the importance of bloodlines and tribal alliances in Somalia as Ayaan was growing up? Why did her grandmother place importance on lineage? With whose side of her family was the author closest?
Essay Topic 3
Describe and discuss Ayaan's journey to Germany and her plans to move to Canada. How difficult was obtaining a Canadian visa? How did Ayaan hope to attain a divorce at this time? How did Ayaan's mother and sister feel about her plans?
This section contains 975 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)