Stones Into Schools: Promoting Peace with Education in Afghanistan and Pakistan Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Greg Mortenson
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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. When was Pakistan struck by a major earthquake in the narrative?

2. Along what dangerous road through the Khyber Pass did Greg Mortenson first enter Afghanistan?

3. What refers to an enveloping outer garment worn by women in some Islamic traditions to cover their bodies in public places?

4. Into what village was Greg Mortenson taken and nursed back to health following his attempt at K2?

5. What is the peak elevation of K2?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where did Sarfraz Khan take Mortenson in Part 1: Chapter 2? Whom did they meet there?

2. What other works has Greg Mortenson written? What charity did he help form?

3. How was Kabul described in Mortenson's Afghanistan visit in Part 1: Chapter 3?

4. How was the meeting between Sadhar Khan and Mortenson described in Part 1: Chapter 4?

5. What did Mortenson learn from the children he passed traveling to Faizabad in Part 1: Chapter 6?

6. What led to Sarfraz Khan's disfigurement? What skills did he possess?

7. What events inspired the formation of CAI?

8. How did Sarfraz Khan prove to be an asset to Mortenson in Part 1: Chapters 3 and 4?

9. What obstacles did CAI face in building within Afghanistan in Part 1: Chapter 5?

10. What orphan did Mortenson meet in Part 1: Chapter 5? What impact did he have on the author?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe Dr. Ashraf Ghani and Mortenson's discoveries while on his first official trip in Afghanistan. Why did Dr. Ghani believe building schools in the city was far more important?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the origins and history of the Taliban. When did the Taliban gain political control of Afghanistan? Who is the religious leader of the Taliban?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the events surrounding September 11, 2001. When did the United States declare war with Afghanistan? Why?

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