The Kite Runner Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

Khaled Hosseini
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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

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

Essay Topic 2

At the beginning of the book, Amir appeared weak, but by the end of the book he seemed much stronger and even brave. Explain how this change occurred using supporting details from the text. Compare the changes Amir makes to your own life. Have you become stronger? In what way?

Remember to:

* Describe Amir's changes

* Use supporting details from the text

* Describe changes in your own life in a similar manner to Amirs

Essay Topic 3

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

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