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 happens when Amir and Hassan go to the tree after school resumes following the kite tournament?

2. Who are fleeing Kabul in Chapter 10?

3. Where does Amir learn some of the true history of the Hazara people?

4. What does Hassan do at Amir's 13th birthday party?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Amir come to realize that Hassan will always be a servant and live in a mud hut?

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

4. What changes Hassan's mind about moving back to Kabul with Rahim Kahn?

5. How does Sohrab react to the idea of being put back in an orphanage temporarily?

6. What skill does Soraya's mother have that she has been forbidden to share in public?

7. In Chapter 13, what does Amir feel is coming between him and Soraya in their marriage?

8. With whom does Amir set up a meeting in Chapter 21?

9. Describe one example of irony in Chapter 22.

10. Recall and describe an incidence where Amir demonstrates true caring for Hassan.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

Throughout the book, social status plays an important factor. Describe the importance of social status by using specific examples from the text. Then relate it to the importance of social status in present day American society using current events examples to support your comparison.

Remember to:

• Describe the importance of social status in the text

• Use examples from the text

• Describe the importance of social status in present day America

• Use current event examples to support your description

Essay Topic 3

Write a comparison essay comparing Kabul from Amir's childhood to the Kabul he returned to as an adult. Be sure to include specific examples from the text.

Remember to:

• Compare Kabul from the past with the present

• Use specific examples from the text

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