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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. What do Marjane and her grandmother dispose of when they arrive at the house with the Guardians of the Revolution?
2. When did Satrapi’s mother meet her husband?
3. What is the result of the confrontation involving Satrapi and her teacher over Satrapi’s bracelet?
4. How does Satrapi characterize herself at age 14?
5. Who is in charge of issuing Satrapi’s uncle Taher a pass to get medical care abroad?
Short Essay Questions
1. What act of rebelliousness does Satrapi perform?
2. What ceremonies do Satrapi and other Iranians perform in response to the war?
3. What solution do Satrapi’s parents propose, to the trouble Satrapi keeps getting into?
4. What is the routine Satrapi and her family follow once the bombings start?
5. What turn did Satrapi’s life take after Neda Baba-Levy’s death?
6. What trouble does Satrapi get into at the next school she goes to?
7. What trouble does Satrapi get into at school?
8. What confrontation do Satrapi and her classmates have with their teachers?
9. How does the war change at the beginning of Chapter 18: The Shabbat?
10. What does the plastic key signify for Satrapi’s maid?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Watch the film of Persepolis. Compare and contrast the film, which Satrapi herself consulted on, and the book. How are they similar? How are they different? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?
Essay Topic 2
What topics would you like to research further, after reading Persepolis? Describe why additional research or reading would be beneficial to an understanding of this book. Propose a list of articles or books you would read in order to get a better handle on Persepolis.
Essay Topic 3
Where is the climax of this book? Are there different climaxes? What questions does each climax resolve? What questions does each climax leave unanswered?
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