The Breadwinner Quiz
Take this quiz only after you've read the entire book. You may only take the quiz once.
Instead of a soccer game, what was going on at the stadium with Parvana and Shauzia showed up?
A punishment of two thieves
A bazaar where people were selling their wares
A group of children playing
What happens the first time Parvana tries to buy food for her family at the store?
She buys a loaf of bread.
She gets caught and hit by a member of the Taliban.
Both are true.
Why did Parvana’s family have to find a new home?
Her family was big and they needed more room.
Her family couldn’t afford their old home anymore.
The Taliban bombed their old home.
Who is Shauzia?
One of Parvana’s former classmates
The tea boy
Both are true
What do the women decide is the best solution for the family to find food?
To higher a man to go to the store for them.
To cut Parvana’s hair and dress her like a boy.
To sneak out in the middle of the night for food.
What job can Shauzia and Parvana do to make money?
Dig up bones
Sew new clothes for the Taliban
Clean guns for the Taliban
What news did Homa bring to Parvana about Mazar?
That a bomb had gone off in the city
That the Taliban had shown up looking for enemies
That fire had engulfed the city
Where do Shauzia and Parvana agree to meet each other in 20 years?
At their family’s home in Kabul
At the Empire State Building in New York City
Atop the Eiffel Tower in Paris
Why doesn’t Parvana attend her sister’s wedding?
She didn’t really like her sister
Someone needed to stay home, so she volunteered to
Because her appearance will be too difficult to explain
Why does Parvana consider herself one of the “lucky ones”?
She has a great group of friends.
She can read and both of her parents are educated.
She’s well-fed and in good health.
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