Kite Runner Test-- Chapters 1-10 (2016)
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1. At the beginning of the story, what does Rahim Kahn say to Amir over the phone?
"There is a way to be good again."
"The harelipped kite runner."
"Let's go fly a kite."
"For you, a thousand times over."
2. Which of the following did Baba NOT do?
Build an orphanage.
Miss Hassan's birthday.
Throw frequent dinner parties.
3. How did Amir's mother die?
She was shot by militants.
Peacefully, in her sleep.
of pancreatic cancer.
4. What was Hassan's mother's name?
5. What was Amir's mother's profession?
6. According to Ali, why did Amir and Hassan have a special kinship?
They were half-brothers.
They were both nursed by the same woman.
They both loved the story of Sohrab and Rostam.
They were the city's champion kite fighters.
7. How did Sanaubar treat Hassan when he was born?
She mourned for him.
She rejected him.
She told him stories.
She read him poems.
8. According to Amir, what are the things that most connect him to his father?
9. As Assef sodomizes Hassan, Amir compares the look he sees on Hassan's face to what?
a sacrificial lamb
a resistant goat
a sterile bull
a cat's face
10. In the end, what does Amir ultimately do when he sees Hassan being sodomized by Assef?
He tells an old man in the bazaar.
He fights Assef.
He yells at Assef to stop.
11. To Baba, all sins are a variation of what one and only sin?
12. What is the first word spoken by Hassan?
13. What is Hassan's most noticeable characteristic?
He has a cleft lip.
He is missing the index finger on his right hand.
He is blind.
His left leg is amputated.
14. Who first welcomed the orphaned Ali into Baba and Amir's home?
Amir's great grandfather
14. What was the most important part of kite fighting?
having a good kite assistant
building the kite
chasing the kite once it was cut down
playing in a boxed area
15. Who says "Children aren't coloring books. You don't get to fill them in with your favorite colors."?
16. Who does the neighborhood bully, Assef, admire?
The former king
The new president, Khan
17. What special gift did Baba give to Hassan on his birthday?
a story book
a train track
a cowboy hat
18. What does Rahim Kahn give Amir for his birthday?
a cassette tape
19. Who said, "Remember Amir Agha, there is no monster, just a beautiful day!"
20. Who said, "Where were you? I looked for you," I said. Speaking those words was like chewing on a rock.
21. Who said, "I don't know what I've done, Amir Agha. I wish you'd tell me. I don't know why we don't play anymore."
22. What does this passage show a reader about the relationship between Rahim Kahn and Amir?
There was a picture of my parents' wedding night, Baba dashing in his balck suit and my mother a smiling young princess in white. Here was Baba and his best friend and buisness partner, Rahim Kahn, standing outside our house, neither one smiling--I am a baby in that photograph and Baba is holding me, looking tired and grim. I'm in his arms, but it's Rahim Kahn's pinky fingers are curled around.
That Baba hates his son and so Rahim Kahn tries to comfort him.
That Rahim Khan is jealous of Baba and has tried to make Amir like him more.
That Rahim Kahn is a significant person in Amir's life, almost equal in significance to his father.
23. What does this passage show a reader about the relationship between Amir and Hassan?
Hassan and I fed from the same breasts. We took our first steps on the same lawn in the same yard. And, under the same roof, we spoke our first words. Mine was Baba. HIs was Amir, my name.
That Amir taught Hassan to talk.
That Amir was an important part of Hassan's life from the beginning.
That Amir is an easy name to say and for an Afghan child it would a common first sound.
24. What tribe was Ali a part of?
25. What is significant about the following passage? (Choose the BEST answer.)
Because history isn't easy to overcome. Neither is religion. In the end, I was Pashtun and he was a Hazara, I was Sunni and he was Shi'a, and nothing was ever going to change that. Nothing.
That history dictates the future in many ways.
Among friends, there is never an easy way to cross cultural lines, even if one wanted to.
That even if there were differences between Hassan and Amir, that would never affect their close friendship.
Despite all emotional connection, the cultural expectations in Afghanistan always take over.
26. Summary or Analysis? Amir and Hassan are childhood friends who have become close to each other through a generational relationship between their fathers. The boys could have had a good relationship, edifying in every way, like Baba and Ali, but instead there was dissension between the boys after the kite running. Hassan began to realize the truth about Amir's love for him and this affected him greatly. Amir was plagued with guilt and this was something he struggled with for many years.
27. Summary or Analysis? Even from the beginning of the novel, readers begin to understand the importance, and veracity of perspectives. The reader grips their own understandings of themselves, and the truths they battle with as they see common struggles illustrated by Hoessini through characterization of the protagonist, Amir, in his acclaimed novel, The Kite Runner. The human psyche is a complex phenomena that is usually left to the whims of choice. It is through the events, relationships, and actions as demonstrated by Amir, that Hoessini demonstrates to a reader the ramifications of being selfish and blinded by one's perception of reality.
28. Summary or Analysis? Baba is an old Afghan man who remembers the Golden Age of Afghanistan, and lives in a carefree, independent way through the whole of the novel. His desire to pass good down to the community comes from his understanding of what is important, and that he has enough money to assist. Baba and Amir may not have a close bond, but no one can deny that Baba is a humanitarian, and someone who uses his affluence for the good of his surroundings and fellow Afghans. Baba and Rahim Kahn often sit in Baba's smoking room going over the issues of the day and making time for more planning. It is during these times that Amir wants to be close to his father, but is shut out. Amir feels the distance between him and his father, when he watches the door to the smoking room where Baba and Rahim Kahn sit, close.
29. Which of the following thesis statements would best point an essay towards analysis writing?
Hoessini writes a novel called The Kite Runner that a reader can enjoy because it shows culture.
The tribal forces at work in the novel, The Kite Runner, bring to light the major differences between Amir and Hassan, when they seem to have so much in common.
The Kite Runner is a novel centralized around the culture of Afghanistan on the progression from The Golden Age to the age of Taliban rule.
The Kite Runner is a documentation of characters based on real life that struggle with environmental, relational, and personal issues, and by going through them on the page, make larger connections to the human condition.
30. In order to fully grasp the characterization of Amir and Hassan, and understand the complexities in their relationship, it is important that readers have knowledge regarding
their Afghani nationalism.
their ethnic identities and tribal correlations in society.
their educational backgrounds.
their monetary situations.
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