The Kite Runner Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Khaled Hosseini
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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 does Amir seek out during the toughest parts of his life?

2. Seeing the kites flying in Chapter 1 leads Amir to think back to his childhood. This literary technique is known as a . . .

3. Which of the following is not of the same ethnicity as Amir?

4. Which of the following does Baba never miss?

5. When does Hassan stop smiling?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens in Jalalabad after the truck breaks down?

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

3. Compare Hassan and Amir's relationship to that of their fathers.

4. In Chapter 18, as Amir thinks about his childhood and Baba's attitude toward him, how does Amir feel?

5. Why do Farzana and Hassan nurse his mother back to health?

6. Explain why Amir may have difficulties accepting people who are not able to show success.

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

8. Who wins the kite tournament?

9. Describe an ironic situation that occurs in Chapter 8.

10. What happened to the orphanage that Baba built?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

At the beginning of the book, Amir appeared weak, but by the end of the book he seemed much stronger and even brave. Explain how this change occurred using supporting details from the text. Compare the changes Amir makes to your own life. Have you become stronger? In what way?

Remember to:

• Describe Amir's changes

• Use supporting details from the text

• Describe changes in your own life in a similar manner to Amirs

Essay Topic 2

The Taliban, as described in this book, violated numerous human rights. Describe how basic human rights were violated using supporting details from the text. Identify, what in your opinion, should be basic human rights.

Remember to:

• Describe basic human rights that were violated by the Taliban

• Use supporting details from the text

• Identify what should be basic human rights

Essay Topic 3

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

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