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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 Hassan's first child?
2. When Amir goes for a walk in Chapter 14, what does he see that makes him remember his childhood?
3. What happens to the adulterous couple paraded into the arena during half-time at the soccer match?
4. Where does Amir offer to take Rahim Kahn in Chapter 15?
5. During his recovery in Chapter 23, what does Amir dream?
Short Essay Questions
1. In Chapter 17, what does Amir deduce is his relationship with Hassan?
2. Describe one example of irony in Chapter 22.
3. With whom does Amir set up a meeting in Chapter 21?
4. What changes Hassan's mind about moving back to Kabul with Rahim Kahn?
5. Amir goes to Kabul to save Sohrab; however, is this what actually happens?
6. What do kites symbolize to Amir, as seen in Chapter 14?
7. What skill does Soraya's mother have that she has been forbidden to share in public?
8. What does Rahim Kahn use to persuade Amir to go and find Sohrab in Chapter 17?
9. Describe the difference between the motivation for Amir leaving money under Hassan's mattress as a child and leaving it under Farid's family's mattress as an adult.
10. What is the major theme of Chapter 18?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
• Decide if a profession can make a person weak.
• Justify your answer
Essay Topic 2
In this story, Amir often feels guilt and deals with it inappropriately. Describe how Amir both feels guilt and how he deals with it. Describe a time where you felt guilty and how you dealt with it. As you reflect on how you handled it, determine whether it was appropriate or inappropriate. Justify your decision.
• Describe Amir's feelings of guilt
• Describe how Amir deals with his guilt
• Describe a time you felt guilty and how you handled it
• Determine if it was appropriate or inappropriate
• Justify your decision
Essay Topic 3
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.
• 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
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