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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. In what disguise does Amir travel to Afghanistan in Chapter 19?
2. What are the respective majors of Soraya and Amir in college?
3. What does Farid warn Amir not to do after he meets his first Taliban officers?
4. Where is Sohrab in Chapter 17?
5. At first, the people of Afghanistan viewed the Taliban as what?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happened to the American couple who was to adopt Sohrab?
2. What skill does Soraya's mother have that she has been forbidden to share in public?
3. Why does Rahim Kahn refuse Amir's offer to take him to America for newer and better treatments for his illness?
4. Describe one example of irony in Chapter 22.
5. Why do Farzana and Hassan nurse his mother back to health?
6. What is the major theme of Chapter 18?
7. What changes Hassan's mind about moving back to Kabul with Rahim Kahn?
8. In Chapter 17, what does Amir deduce is his relationship with Hassan?
9. What do kites symbolize to Amir, as seen in Chapter 14?
10. Why was Amir so taken with listening to the stories about his mother that the beggar shared in Chapter 20?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay describing the changes Amir went through throughout the book using specific examples from the text. Compare his changes to your own personal changes in opinion on this region and the reign of the Taliban.
• Describe Amir's changes
• Use examples from the text
• Describe your changes in opinions about Afghanistan and the culture of its people
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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