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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Overall, what did Sultana think of Yousif, Kareem's childhood friend?
(a) He gave her hope that the men of Saudi Arabia could change.
(b) He represented the worst of the Muslim culture.
(c) She had great sympathy for him and his mission in life.
(d) He was arrogant and rude, but basically a good man like Kareem.

2. What was Maha's relationship with Aisha?
(a) Aisha was Maha's illegitimate child who was born in secret.
(b) Aisha was the family's London housekeeper in whom Maha confided.
(c) Maha helped Aisha escape from her abusive elderly husband.
(d) They were secret lovers.

3. During the purification process before the holy pilgrimage, what was the policy on cutting hair?
(a) Men's head must be shaved and women must have a haircut.
(b) Men were not permitted to cut their hair, but women and children were allowed.
(c) The faithful would cut off a lock of their own hair as part of a ritual.
(d) It was not allowed.

4. Who accompanied Maha to London?
(a) Her sisters.
(b) Her older brother and an aunt.
(c) Her grandparents.
(d) Her parents.

5. During the trip to London, what is revealed about Maha's relationship with her grandmother, Noorah?
(a) Noorah planned to kidnap Maha to help her escape Saudi Arabia.
(b) Noorah had plotted with Maha to kill Sultana.
(c) Noorah taught Maha about the occult.
(d) Noorah was the only member of the family Maha trusted completely.

6. How did Reema come to be married to Aisha's depraved father?
(a) She was kidnapped at knifepoint by hired thieves.
(b) Her family was poor and was forced to sell her for money to feed his family.
(c) She was a gift to Aisha's father because of a business deal.
(d) She was used by her father to pay a debt to Aisha's father.

7. What family crisis changed the way Kareem felt about the pilgrimage?
(a) Kareem's decision to take a second wife.
(b) Abdullah's run-in with the law.
(c) Maha's breakdown.
(d) Sultana's threat of divorce.

8. What was Sultana's fervent prayer for the child about whom she was worried at the end of their pilgrimage?
(a) That the child would not become a religious extremist.
(b) That the child would learn to love and trust her again.
(c) That the child would grow to be kind and treat others fairly.
(d) That the child would not stray from the Muslim faith.

9. How did Sultana explain her reaction to seeing the dead men beneath the sheet in Makkah?
(a) She told them she was overly tired and not herself.
(b) She explained that God had sent her a message.
(c) She said that she was hysterical with grief.
(d) She described the dream Kareem had.

10. In the sad story of Sultana's cousin, what was the main conflict?
(a) She was wrongly accused of adultery and held in the women's room until she died.
(b) She was married to an older man and took a forbidden lover.
(c) She was the 19th wife of an elderly Saudi man who abused her.
(d) She was an American trapped in Saudi Arabia and held against her will.

11. What is the Kaaba? .
(a) The name given to the holy pilgrimage Muslim's make to Makkah.
(b) A holy shrine in the central courtyard of Makkah.
(c) The Muslim holy season during which they do not eat until after sundown.
(d) The Muslim holy book.

12. At age 10, to what did Maha set on fire?
(a) The family car.
(b) A beloved pet.
(c) Her brother's clothing.
(d) The Koran.

13. What specific feelings toward women did Yousif express to Kareem?
(a) Feelings of inferiority toward most women.
(b) Thoughts that women are powerful, loving creatures.
(c) Feelings that women should be equal to men.
(d) Islamic fundamentalist contempt of women.

14. How did Kareem's dream about the pilgrimage hinder him?
(a) He could not overcome the fear it caused.
(b) He knew it was a message to him about what to do.
(c) He thought it was Allah's will that he obey the dream.
(d) The dream made him angry and certain about how to handle the situation.

15. In what ways did Sultana hold the king responsible for the plight of the country's forgotten citizens?
(a) She did not hold him responsible.
(b) He did not exercise the power he had.
(c) He made excuses for being a poor leader and decision maker.
(d) He made daily rulings that kept the people supressed.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does King Fahd look to Sultana in the photo?

2. After Kareem confronted Noorah about her interactions with Maha, how did Sultana feel about Noorah's despair?

3. What was the result of Maha's cursing and swearing at her grandfather?

4. To what city did Sultana and her family make the traditional pilgrimage of the Muslim faith?

5. What was the purpose of Maha's trip to London in Chapter 3?

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