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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 is the man with the sunglasses?
2. What happened to most of the trees in Kabul, which used to be plentiful?
3. How long after Amir and Baba left Afghanistan does Rahim Kahn find Hassan?
4. What does the cut on his lip remind Amir of?
5. Where does the director tell Amir he might find Sohrab?
Short Essay Questions
1. 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.
2. How does Sohrab react to the idea of being put back in an orphanage temporarily?
3. With whom does Amir set up a meeting in Chapter 21?
4. What does Rahim Kahn use to persuade Amir to go and find Sohrab in Chapter 17?
5. Explain why Farid grabs the orphanage director in Chapter 20.
6. Why does Amir believe Rahim Kahn knows his secret?
7. What changes Hassan's mind about moving back to Kabul with Rahim Kahn?
8. In Chapter 13, what does Amir feel is coming between him and Soraya in their marriage?
9. In Chapter 18, as Amir thinks about his childhood and Baba's attitude toward him, how does Amir feel?
10. What does the note Rahim Khan leaves for Amir in Chapter 23 ask?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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
Essay Topic 3
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?
• Describe Amir's changes
• Use supporting details from the text
• Describe changes in your own life in a similar manner to Amirs
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