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 to the story Amir gives to Soraya to read?

2. Who points out a plot hole in Amir's first short story?

3. Why is Amir nervous in Chapter 7?

4. In Chapter 2, Baba tells his friend Rahim Kahn of his fear that Amir will grow up to be what?

5. What does Baba do when Ali and Hassan prepare to leave in Chapter 9?

Short Essay Questions

1. Of the two characters Hassan and Amir, which acts in the more responsible manner? Describe an incidence from Chapter 9 to support your answer.

2. Why does Kamal's father commit suicide?

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

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

5. Describe an example of a difference between Amir and Soraya.

6. What happens to lessen some of the joy Amir feels upon his high school graduation?

7. When and where did Amir come of age?

8. What are some differences between Amir and Hassan?

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

10. Support Amir's decision to hide his love of books and poetry.

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

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

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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