Kite Runner Final Review
Terms in this set (106)
not made up for; unsettled
Moral character, honesty
Who was a shoe repairman and kite runner?
Who was Hassan's father?
Who died giving birth, the narrator's mother?
Who was the instigator of the rape incident?
Who wouldn't even hold her own son?
Who was the harelipped kite runner?
Who is the narrator?
Who is Amir's father, ¨Mr.Hurricane¨?
Who is Baba's friend and business partner?
Who is the author?
(T/F) Hassan and Ali were Pashtuns who were persecuted by the Hazaras.
(T/F) Amir escaped his father's aloofness by reading books.
(T/F) Amir never considered Hassan as his true friend.
(T/F) Amir saved Hassan by threatening to use his slingshot against Assef.
(T/F) Kite fighting tournaments typically took place during the summer
(T/F) The rules of kite fighting were simple: no rules.
(T/F) Amir promised Hassan to never tell anyone about the rape incident.
(T/F) Assef gave Amir a copy of Hitler's biography for a birthday gift.
(T/F) Amir planted his new watch under Hassan's mattress to set him up
(T/F) Even though Hassan begs for forgiveness, Baba is furious about the theft and kicks both him and Ali out and forbids them to ever return.
Why is there a ¨brotherhood¨ between the boys?
The brotherhood between the boys comes from being breastfed by the same woman
How did Amir and Hassan each lose their mothers?
Hassan's mother ran away with a traveling group. Amir's mother died from a hemorrhage
According to Baba, what is the only sin? Why?
The only sin is theft. He thinks this because his father was murdered in the middle of the night and stolen from him.
Why was Hassan raped?
Hassan was raped because Assef cornered him and Hassan refused to give him the kite
Where was Amir during the rape?
Amir was behind a wall in the alley
Why did he fail to do anything?
He failed to do anything because he was scared Assef would do it to him
What did he do afterwards when he was with Hassan?
Afterwards he found him and pretended nothing happened
How is their relationship immediately different?
Hassan is much more distant, but he is still loyal. Amir is angry with him and wants Hassan to leave him alone.
Explain the incident between the boys with the pomegranates and explain the motivation for both Amir's and Hassan's actions.
When they went to read Amir hurled pomegranates at him begging him to punish Amir. Hassan just took it and even put pomegranate on himself.
Because Amir cannot deal with his guilt, what dreadful thing, does he do to Hassan in order to avoid dealing with it in chapter nine?
Amir frames Hassan by putting the money and his watch under his mattress. He hopes Baba sees it as theft and fires hm
What final sacrifice does Hassan make and how does it impact Amir?
Hassan's final sacrifice is ¨admitting¨ to stealing the watch so he could protect Amir. This sacrifice makes Amir feel even more guilty.
How does all of this also impact Baba?
This makes Baba extremely sad and he weeps because he doesn't want to lose them. He also forgives Hassan
Criticize, punish, scold
indirect hint, usually negative
Soothing care without hope of cure
Overused, meaningless statements
Who dies from fumes on the way to Pakistan?
Who owned a grocery store in California?
Who worked at a gas station?
Who was the General's daughter who marries Amir?
Who was disgraced when ran away with a boy?
Who hated Jimmy Carter but loved Reagan?
Who planted his watch to set up Hassan?
Who cries when Hassan and Ali leave?
Who says ¨There is a way to be good again¨?
Who was reading Wuthering Heights at the swap meet?
(T/F) Baba gave Amir a bike and a watch for his birthday
(T/F) Amir's birthday party was lavish but very small
(T/F) Baba gave Amir a car for his graduation
(T/F) General Taheri openly encourages Amir to flirt with his daughter
(T/F) Soraya is fulfilling her father's dream by pursuing a teaching major
(T/F) Baba refused to let Dr.Schneider treat him because he is from Russia
(T/F) Soraya and Amir move in with Baba after they are married
(T/F) General Taheri refused to accept any welfare
(T/F) Soraya quickly gets pregnant but has a miscarriage
(T/F) Even though her father is against it, Soraya and Amir decide to pursue adoption
How has life changed for Baba and Amir now that they are in America?
Baba has had to work a part time job at a gas station and he's always thinking about his real home. Amir enjoys being in America because he sees it as a new start.
When Amir graduated, how did the guilt about his past resurface?
Amir's guilt came back when he gets a new car and Baba says he wished Hassan were there
What was Soraya's story in her past that ruined her reputation?
When she was 18 she ran away with a boy she thought she loved. She did things that were bad in the Afghan culture.
How does Amir feels when he finds out about Soraya? Why?
He feels no differently because he loves her, but he is jealous that she could tell her secrets because he never could.
Describe at least three Afghani traditions at Amir and Soraya's wedding. Use specific details
Amir and Soraya wore green for Afghanistan and spring. When they walked down the aisle the Koran was held over their heads. At the end of the ceremony they sat under a veil and looked at each other in a mirror.
Why did Rahim Khan call Amir?
Rahim called because he was very sick and wanted him to come back one last time
What does he want Amir to do? Why?
He wants Amir to have a chance to be good again since he knows what happened
Even though many rejoiced when the Taliban first appeared in Afghanistan, how have things changed according to Rahim Khan?
Rahim said that people in Afghanistan were no longer treated like humans. Basic rights were ripped away from people
Reason or excuse to hide real one
Freedom to make choices without influence
Sudden realization or understanding
A purifying release of emotions
Who is Hassan's son?
Who is Hassan's wife?
Who is Hassan's mother?
Who is Hassan's brother?
Who is the director of the orphanage?
Who defends Amir to his brother Farid?
Who is the hired driver for Amir?
Who is the Talib who has Sohrab?
Who has his slingshot that saves Amir's life?
Who fears going to an orphanage again?
(T/F) Hassan and his wife are brutally shot and killed by the Taliban.
(T/F) Hassan and his family lived insided Baba's house with Rahim Khan
(T/F) Hassan is immediately overjoyed to see his mother again
(T/F) Like many others, Hassan cheered when the Taliban rolled in Kabul
(T/F) Amir discovers that he and Hassan were switched at birth
(T/F) Many of the trees in Kabul were chopped down due to snipers
(T/F) Amir witnesses the public stoning of a woman at the soccer stadium
(T/F) Once he reaches the Talib house, Amir immediately recognizes Assef
(T/F) Like his father had done, Sohrab's skill with the slingshot saves Amir.
(T/F) When Amir calls his wife, she begs him not to bring Sohrab back
(T/F) Sohrab tried to kill himself when he found out he was going to America
(T/F) When Sohrab is in the hospital, Amir does something he hasn't done for 15 years: he prays
(T/F) After the suicide attempt, Sohrab slept a lot and quit speaking
(T/F) When General Taheri made rude comments at dinner, Amir demanded that he never refer to Sohrab as a Hazara boy
(T/F) In the closing scene with the kite, Sohrab finally speaks again and tells Amir, ¨For you a thousand times over.¨