Question 1

  1. In the novel The Kite Runner, Amir realizing he cannot live with Hassan asks Baba if he’s ever considered getting new servants. How does Baba react?

2 points

Question 2

  1. In the short story “The Gift of the Magi,” how are the combs and the watch fob symbolic of the gold, frankincense and myrrh the wise men (magi) gave Jesus?

2 points

Question 3

  1. In the novel The Kite Runner, what does Sohrab do when he learns that Amir may send him to an orphanage?

2 points

Question 4

  1. The Latin root “fid-” means

2 points

Question 5

  1. In the speech “Communists in the State Department,” Senator McCarthy acknowledges whose birthday?

2 points

Question 6

  1. In the novel The Kite Runner, how does Amir justify leaving Hassan?

2 points

Question 7

  1. In the novel The Kite Runner, Amir returns to Pakistan to meet with Rahim Khan. Amir learns many things including

2 points

Question 8

  1. In the novel The Kite Runner, what is the purpose of running kites?

2 points

Question 9

  1. In the novel The Kite Runner, Amir accuses Hassan of stealing his watch and birthday money. What is the result of this?

2 points

Question 10

  1. The Latin root “tort-” means

2 points

Question 11

  1. In the novel The Kite Runner, Baba is disappointed with Amir because

2 points

Question 12

  1. In the short story, “The Gift of the Magi,” the watch fob and the combs symbolize

2 points

Question 13

  1. In the novel The Kite Runner, what does Hassan get for his 12th birthday from Baba?

2 points

Question 14

  1. When is the “Communists in the State Department” speech given?

2 points

Question 15

  1. At the beginning of The Kite Runner, Amir receives a phone call from Rahim Khan who says

2 points

Question 16

  1. In the short story, “The Gift of the Magi,” how does Jim pay for Della’s gift?

2 points

Question 17

  1. In the novel The Kite Runner when Amir is in America, he meets Soraya. Her father interrupts their conversation addressing the appropriateness of their interaction with the following line

2 points

Question 18

  1. The Latin root “fals-” means

2 points

Question 19

  1. In the short story “The Gift of the Magi,” why does Della sit on the sofa and “howl”?

2 points

Question 20

  1. In the short story “The Gift of the Magi,” the narrator describes Della’s hair as

2 points

Question 21

Amir remembers an Afghan celebration when a sheep is sacrificed. He talks about the look in the sheep’s eye as a “look of acceptance.” Saying the animal realizes its “demise is for a higher purpose.” Why does Amir think of this when he witnesses Hassan’s tragedy in the alleyway? Discuss the image and symbolism. (15 points)

Question 22

Hassan

and Amir share their favorite story. Explain the significance of the

book and why Hassan named his son after one of the characters in the

story. (15 points)

 
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