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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Sultana remember King Fahd from his youth?
(a) As a handsome warrior.
(b) As a shy and fearful boy.
(c) As a hateful and bullying child.
(d) As a kind and generous young man.

2. During what season of the Muslim faith did Sultana and her family make the holy pilgrimage?
(a) Ramadan.
(b) Lent.
(c) Mecca.
(d) Haj.

3. A year after meeting Yousif after the pilgrimage, what did the family learn had happened to him?
(a) He wed two teenage virgins and divorced them both after a year.
(b) He was arrested for being the leader of a terrorist organization.
(c) He was stoned to death for killing his infant daughter.
(d) He started a freedom movement in the Middle East to help women gain equality and was exiled from Saudi Arabia.

4. What was Sultana's biggest worry with the publication of her first book?
(a) That her identity would be revealed.
(b) That her sisters would be punished for her actions.
(c) That she would be exiled from the country.
(d) That the king would be angry with her.

5. What threat to the pilgrimage made the family nervous about taking the trip?
(a) Maha's unstable health.
(b) Threat of danger from Iranian radicals.
(c) The fear of Kareem's dream coming true.
(d) Sultana's high-risk pregnancy.

6. What unexpected, forbidden items did Sultana find among Maha's possessions when she was packing her things, at the end of Chapter 2?
(a) Love letters from a depraved older man.
(b) Weapons.
(c) Books on the occult and witchcraft.
(d) Pornography.

7. What did Sultana tell her children that the Koran says about equality of women?
(a) Even young boys are to have more rights than their own mothers simply because of their gender.
(b) Men and women are equal in the eyes of God and the prophet.
(c) Women must serve men with joyful hearts.
(d) Men have the great responsibility of protecting and caring for their wives.

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

9. How was the marriage of Kareem and Sultana affected by Sultana's book?
(a) They argued, but their marriage ended up stronger than ever.
(b) Kareem immediately divorced Sultana.
(c) Kareem punished Sultana by placing her in seclusion in the women's room.
(d) Kareem did not divorce Sultana but sent her to live in Egypt with her daughters.

10. After the decision regarding Aisha, what did Maha say that shocked her parents?
(a) That she would kill herself.
(b) That she was finally at peace with her life.
(c) That she was a lesbian.
(d) That there was no God.

11. Who was Jean Sasson?
(a) Sultana's most trusted servant.
(b) Sultana's real identity.
(c) The author responsible for telling Sultana's story.
(d) An American wed to a Saudi prince.

12. What did Maha's shocking statement at the end of Chapter 2 convince her parents to do?
(a) Give her more freedoms because she showed great maturity.
(b) Take her to a psychiatrist.
(c) Send her to a boarding school.
(d) Lock her in her room in complete seclusion.

13. What happened after Kareem and Sultana confronted Amani and told her she needed to have passion for humans and not animals?
(a) She calmed down and became less fanatic.
(b) She threatened to kill herself.
(c) She became angry and more fanatic than ever.
(d) She became depressed and released all the animals from their cages.

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

15. How did Maha react to the decision regarding her relationship with Aisha?
(a) She was worried that it was a bad idea.
(b) She was irritated, but understanding.
(c) She was an excited as Aisha.
(d) She was furious.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Kareem and Sultana talked to their children about women and their role in Saudi society, what was their main message?

2. How did Reema come to be married to Aisha's depraved father?

3. In what ways did Sultana hold the king responsible for the plight of the country's forgotten citizens?

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

5. How did Sultana react when her father and brother began to read mockingly from her book?

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