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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 the director tell Amir he might find Sohrab?
2. What happens to the adulterous couple paraded into the arena during half-time at the soccer match?
3. What do Farid and Amir see on their way to the soccer match in Chapter 21?
4. Why has the man with the sunglasses pledged his alliance to the Taliban?
5. Why is the long engagement period forgone for Amir and Soraya?
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. Why does Sohrab not have to go back to the orphanage in Chapter 24?
3. 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.
4. Why do you think Amir continues to refuse to share the truth about his quest with Farid in Chapter 21?
5. What happened to the orphanage that Baba built?
6. Why was Amir so taken with listening to the stories about his mother that the beggar shared in Chapter 20?
7. Describe one example of irony in Chapter 22.
8. In Chapter 17, what does Amir deduce is his relationship with Hassan?
9. Explain why Farid grabs the orphanage director in Chapter 20.
10. What is the major theme of Chapter 18?
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
Amir's mother died shortly after his birth. Describe how his life might have been different had his mother survived.
• Describe how Amir's life might have been different had his mother survived
Essay Topic 3
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
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