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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. Where does Amir finally admit his relationship with Sohrab?
2. Who is the man with the sunglasses?
3. What do Farid and Amir see on their way to the soccer match in Chapter 21?
4. Why are officials patrolling the stadium during the soccer match?
5. Who is the beggar that Amir gives some money in Chapter 20?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why was Amir so taken with listening to the stories about his mother that the beggar shared in Chapter 20?
2. What skill does Soraya's mother have that she has been forbidden to share in public?
3. Explain why Amir comments in Chapter 19 that he feels like a tourist in the country in which he was a child?
4. With whom does Amir set up a meeting in Chapter 21?
5. 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.
6. In Chapter 13, what does Amir feel is coming between him and Soraya in their marriage?
7. What happened to the American couple who was to adopt Sohrab?
8. What do kites symbolize to Amir, as seen in Chapter 14?
9. Why does Rahim Kahn refuse Amir's offer to take him to America for newer and better treatments for his illness?
10. Amir goes to Kabul to save Sohrab; however, is this what actually happens?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Irony was used frequently throughout The Kite Runner. Describe at least four ironies the author describes in the text and what makes them ironic.
• Describe at least four instances of irony from the text
• Describe why they are ironic
Essay Topic 2
If Amir had the power to travel back in time and change one choice that he made, which event do you believe he would change and why would he choose to change it?
• Describe which event he would change
• Describe why he would choose that event
Essay Topic 3
Choose two characters from this book. Write an essay comparing and contrasting the two characters using specific examples from the story.
• Choose two characters
• Compare the two characters
• Contrast the two characters
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