"Malala Yousafzai..." Questions
Use the “Malala Yousafzau: A Normal Yet Powerful Girl” to answer the following multiple choice questions.
First and Last Name
What does Yousafzai mean when he says “clip her wings”?
encourage her growth
limit her potential
Why are the Yousafzais passionate about girls’ education?
because girls are discriminated against in their society
because both Malala and her father had limited educations
because girls will not behave like men
because education increases a girl’s economic opportunities
Which of the following words best describes Malala since the shooting?
What is the effect of Malala’s father’s account in this article?
It allows readers to see that Malala achieved so much due to her strict upbringing and disciplined education.
It implies that Malala should not be treated as a hero because she is just an ordinary girl with the same problems and concerns as other young women. problems and concerns as other young women.
It suggests that Malala's father does not deserve much credit for raising her.
It provides the perspective of someone who knows her well, and emphasizes the importance of encouraging educational equality.
Which of these is the best summary of the selection?
Malala Yousafzai is a girl who cares deeply about women’s rights and strives ahead alone to make her dreams a reality.
Malala Yousafzai is a young girl who got shot by the Taliban, but she hopes to work hard and return to Pakistan one day.
Malala Yousafzai is a normal girl who plays with her siblings, even though she survived a gunshot wound to the head, but her siblings don’t really think she’s an important person.
Malala Yousafzai’s father is passionate about girls’ education and ran local schools until the Taliban shut them down and shot Malala. Malala survived and continues to live a normal life as she advocates for women’s education and is supported strongly by her father.
Read the following line from paragraph 9. "She says her little brother doesn’t really understand why his sister has so much attention. “He said, ‘Malala ... I can’t understand why people are giving you prizes, and everywhere you go people say, ‘This is Malala’ and they give you awards, what have you done?’” Which of the following best represents the sibling relationship the author is describing in these lines?
A realistic portrayal of a naïve younger brother’s view of his sister
A joker who just wants to make everyone laugh
A sister who disagrees with her brother’s viewpoint
A rude little boy who doesn’t like equal rights for women
Read this line from paragraph 10. "First, I need to empower myself with knowledge, with education. I need to work hard,” she says. “And when I [am] powerful, then I will go back to Pakistan, inshallah [God willing].” This line suggests that Malala—
Likes being famous
Knows that Fate is in control of her future
Believes that education is the key to power
Would rather wait for a better life to be handed to her
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