Persepolis: the Story of a Childhood Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. How do Satrapi and her friends leave the school?

2. What complaint does Satrapi’s father make about Iraqis in Chapter 11?

3. Where do the Satrapis get their news?

4. Why was the punishment Satrapi’s neighbor paid for having Western music in his house?

5. What did the teachers tell the parents who came about the suspension?

Short Essay Questions

1. What ceremonies do Satrapi and other Iranians perform in response to the war?

2. How does it come about that Iran retaliates with an air strike on Iraq?

3. What factors contribute to Satrapi’s uncle Taher’s heart condition?

4. How do Satrapi’s parents smuggle their loot back into Iran?

5. What does the plastic key signify for Satrapi’s maid?

6. Describe Satrapi’s shopping trip with her mother’s friend’s children.

7. What difficulties does Satrapi and her family have in getting her uncle medical care?

8. Why doesn’t the war end when Iraq makes a peace proposal?

9. How does the war change at the beginning of Chapter 18: The Shabbat?

10. How do conditions change as the war with Iraq drags on?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an evaluative review of Persepolis. What is this book’s place in culture? What are its uses? What are its limitations?

Essay Topic 2

Would you recommend Persepolis? For what purposes would you recommend Persepolis, and what kinds of readers would you recommend it for? What other book would you recommend that would cover the same material or tell the same story in a different way?

Essay Topic 3

In what ways is Persepolis an American book? What part of the American experience does Persepolis resonate with? Using examples from the text, say whether or how Persepolis represents the American experience.

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