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 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

Every year, many teens attempt suicide. Explain what drove Sohrab to attempt suicide in the story and what might drive a teen in America to do the same thing.

Remember to:

• Explain what drove Sohrab to attempt suicide

• Explain why a modern American teen might attempt suicide

Essay Topic 2

In this story, Amir often feels guilt and deals with it inappropriately. Describe how Amir both feels guilt and how he deals with it. Describe a time where you felt guilty and how you dealt with it. As you reflect on how you handled it, determine whether it was appropriate or inappropriate. Justify your decision.

Remember to:

• Describe Amir's feelings of guilt

• Describe how Amir deals with his guilt

• Describe a time you felt guilty and how you handled it

• Determine if it was appropriate or inappropriate

• Justify your decision

Essay Topic 3

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.

Remember to:

• Describe how one rarely gets satisfaction at the expense of others

• Use specific examples from the text

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