The Kite Runner Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book 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. What hope does Soraya express in Chapter 12 for her future?

2. What is Amir determined to win in Chapter 6?

3. Which of the following was Baba's father's job?

4. Who, was it rumored, wrestled a bear in his youth?

5. Who is the protagonist of this novel?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do you think Baba does not describe Ali as his friend?

2. What happened to the orphanage that Baba built?

3. In Chapter 17, what does Amir deduce is his relationship with Hassan?

4. What are some differences between Amir and Hassan?

5. How do you think Amir feels when Hassan defends him from Assef with the slingshot?

6. What is one of the few activities that both Amir and Baba share as children?

7. What does the note Rahim Khan leaves for Amir in Chapter 23 ask?

8. How does the novel, The Kite Runner, open?

9. What in Chapter 8 causes Amir and Baba's relationship to fade?

10. Explain what the sight of kites flying in the park in Chapter 1 does to Amir.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Based on the information throughout this book, what do you think was the major cause for the Taliban coming into power? Support your answer with information from the text.

Remember to:

* Determine the major cause for the Taliban coming into power

* Support your answer with information from the text

Essay Topic 2

In the story, Amir felt as if he was letting his father down by becoming a writer and being weak because of it. Are there certain professions which make a person weak? Justify your answer.

Remember to:

* Decide if a profession can make a person weak.

* Justify your answer

Essay Topic 3

Religion was an underlying theme interwoven throughout this book. Describe in detail what effect his religious beliefs had on Amir using at least five examples from the story. Then compare Amir's views and beliefs as related to religion to that of another character in the story, using specific examples from the book.

Remember to:

* Describe the effect of religion on Amir

* Compare Amir's beliefs about religion to another character in the story

* Use examples from the text to support your statements

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