The Kite Runner Review Set
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Amir's wife, daughter to general Taheri, meets Amir while working the flea market
Father of Amir
Gives leather bound notebook to Amir for his birthday
Attacked in an alley by a group of teenage thugs
Winner of the kite tournament
Surrogate father figure who knew Amir's secret, sustained a close relationship with Amir, summoned Amir back to the Middle East
Has a son named Sohrab
Pays for Hassan's surgery to correct his cleft palate
Becomes a school teacher despite her parents objection
Realizes his dream to become a published author
This book is set both in Afghanistan and in the United States
Amir teaches Hassan how to read
Amir and Baba have a very close relationship
The Kite Runner is nonfiction
Hassan flies the kite and Amir runs them after they have been cut
Amir and his father are Pashtuns, while Ali and Hassan are Hazara
Assef gives Amir a biography of Hitler for his birthday
When questioned by Baba, Hassan admits to stealing money and Amir's watch even though he did not do it
Kite tournaments are held during the summer months in Afghanistan
Baba is very stingy with his money and refuses to give back monetarily
Baba forgives Hassan for stealing but Ali insists that they leave anyway
Rahim Khan refers to Amir as "Amir Jan", Baba rarely uses this term
The inscription on the pomegranate tree reads "Amir and Hassan: the Sultans of Kabul"
Russian Forces invaded Afghanistan only to be driven out by the Taliban
Upon returning to Afghanistan, Amir finds Kabul in better conditions than when he left
"'Do you always have to be the hero?' I thought, my heart fluttering. 'Can't you just let it go for once?' But I knew he couldn't-it wasn't in his nature." The speaker of this quote is _____. The quote refers to _____.
Assef's character believes that all Hazaras should be eliminated from Afghanistan. The author parallels Assef's belief of creating a "perfect race" most clearly with the beliefs of _____.
The author of The Kite Runner is _____.
Upon moving to the United States, Amir and Baba make their home in _____.
Why does Amir resent Hassan?
Baba includes Hassan in on family outings and Hassan is an expert kite runner
The fierce loyalty exhibited between Amir and Hassan is the result of _____.
a deeply rooted friendship between Ali and Baba growing up
"Baba loved the IDEA of America" Why then does he find himself unhappy and dissatisfied living in the US?
He misses being recognized, connected, and related to his community in Afghanistan
In regard to children, Soraya and Amir _____.
Found they were unable to conceive
From what disease does Baba suffer and eventually die?
As a final grand gesture before his death, Baba _____.
Takes part in the "giving word" ceremony, this allowing Amir and Soraya to get married
Staying behind, Rhaim Khan took up residence in Baba's house. Growing up too ill to manage the property on his own, how does he rectify the situation?
He seeks out Hassan and asks him to return
Sanubar, Hassan's mother, returns. What life altering event happens in her presence?
She delivers Hassan's son
What does Hassan name his son?
Why does he choose this name?
He loves the story of the Shahnamah
"Earlier that morning, when I was certain no one was looking, I did something I had done twenty-six years earlier: a fistful of crumpled money under the mattress." When Amir leaves this money for Farid, his cab driver, and his family, he is attempting to _____.
Atone for guilt he feels for setting up Ali and Hassan as thieves
Why is Sohrab so hesitant to trust Amir, even after finding out who Amir is?
He was sexually abused by an adult male
In order to gain custody of Sohrab, Amir comes face to face with a person from his past. Who is this?
This person agrees to hand over Sohrab if what?
Amir triumphs in a fist fight against him
What injury does Amir sustain that echoes a previous medical condition in the story?
He has a severe cut to his upper lip
Why does Amir risk his life to save Sohrab from the terrible conditions in Afghanistan?
Amir is Sohrab's half-uncle and he wants the chance to be good again.
After finding out that he may have to return to an orphanage for a short time, Sohrab does what?
Attempts suicide by slitting his wrists
Baba's one directive on life was, "When you tell a lie, you steal a man's right to the truth." Amir broke this rule by keeping Hassan's rape a secret. How did Baba break his own rule?
He never told Amir that Hassan was his son, and therefore, Amir's half-brother
Due to international adoption laws....
Amir has great difficulty retrieving Sohrab from Afghanistan
Though Amir feels that he and Baba share few similarities, Rahim Khan reminds him that....
"The both of you struggle to show your love for others"
Which of the following statements best expresses the authors theme?
True redemption is when guilt leads to good
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