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. Which of the following can be used to describe how Amir is happy for the attack because it lead his father to give him a hug?

2. Where did Amir live when he came of age?

3. Which of the following is Amir's greatest fear as a child?

4. Why is Amir glad for the attack in Chapter 5?

5. Which of the following was Baba's father's job?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How do you believe Amir felt having Hassan point out the plot hole in his first short story?

3. Why do you believe Baba refuses medical treatment?

4. What type of affection does Baba show Amir after the attack in Chapter 5?

5. How do Hassan and Amir react after the shooting in Chapter 5?

6. Why does Kamal's father commit suicide?

7. Why do you think Baba does not describe Ali as his friend?

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

9. Explain why you think Hassan never tattles on Amir when caught doing inappropriate things.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Choose two characters from this book. Write an essay comparing and contrasting the two characters using specific examples from the story.

Remember to:

• Choose two characters

• Compare the two characters

• Contrast the two characters

Essay Topic 3

The author used the writing technique of flashbacks throughout this book. Was this an effective writing technique? Why or why not?

Remember to:

• Describe whether or not the use of flashbacks was an effective writing technique

• Detail why or why not

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