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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. Which of the following is not of the same ethnicity as Amir?
2. Why is Amir glad for the attack in Chapter 5?
3. Where did Hassan live when Amir was a child?
4. Where does Amir live in Chapter 1?
5. What hope does Soraya express in Chapter 12 for her future?
Short Essay Questions
1. Compare Hassan and Amir's relationship to that of their fathers.
2. Why is it odd that Hassan smiles more when he has the cleft palate than after it is fixed?
3. Explain why Amir may have difficulties accepting people who are not able to show success.
4. Who wins the kite tournament?
5. What happens to lessen some of the joy Amir feels upon his high school graduation?
6. Why do you believe Baba refuses medical treatment?
7. What is one of the few activities that both Amir and Baba share as children?
8. Why does Amir hide some of the presents from his birthday under Hassan's mattress?
9. When and where did Amir come of age?
10. What happens in Jalalabad after the truck breaks down?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay describing the changes Amir went through throughout the book using specific examples from the text. Compare his changes to your own personal changes in opinion on this region and the reign of the Taliban.
• Describe Amir's changes
• Use examples from the text
• Describe your changes in opinions about Afghanistan and the culture of its people
Essay Topic 2
Describe how the universal ethical code pertaining to personal gain at the expense of others is utilized throughout this book. Use specific examples from the text to support your description.
• Describe how one rarely gets satisfaction at the expense of others
• Use specific examples from the text
Essay Topic 3
Was Amir a good man? Support your position with specific examples from the text.
• Describe whether or not Amir was a good man
• Use supporting details from the text to support your opinion
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