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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. Who lived with Rahim Kahn for 10 years?
2. What is the name of Hassan's wife?
3. Why does Amir have a hard time believing the truth about his father?
4. Whose phone call makes Amir agitated?
5. Who pays for Amir and Soraya's wedding?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain why Amir comments in Chapter 19 that he feels like a tourist in the country in which he was a child?
2. What happened to the orphanage that Baba built?
3. How does Sohrab react to the idea of being put back in an orphanage temporarily?
4. Why do Farzana and Hassan nurse his mother back to health?
5. Amir goes to Kabul to save Sohrab; however, is this what actually happens?
6. What does Rahim Kahn use to persuade Amir to go and find Sohrab in Chapter 17?
7. What changes Hassan's mind about moving back to Kabul with Rahim Kahn?
8. What happened to the American couple who was to adopt Sohrab?
9. Why does Sohrab not have to go back to the orphanage in Chapter 24?
10. What is the major theme of Chapter 18?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In this story, Hassan had a physical deformity: a cleft palate. Explain how the deformity affected Hassan in the story. Then, imagine you had some form of physical deformity. How might your life be different? How might it be the same? To what level would you allow the deformity to affect your life? How might others react to your deformity?
• Explain the effects of Hassan's deformity
• Write about your own imagined physical deformity
Essay Topic 2
Was Amir a good man? Support your position with specific examples from the text.
• Describe whether or not Amir was a good man
• Use supporting details from the text to support your opinion
Essay Topic 3
Religion was an underlying theme interwoven throughout this book. Describe in detail what effect his religious beliefs had on Amir using at least five examples from the story. Then compare Amir's views and beliefs as related to religion to that of another character in the story, using specific examples from the book.
• Describe the effect of religion on Amir
• Compare Amir's beliefs about religion to another character in the story
• Use examples from the text to support your statements
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