The Kite Runner Summative Test

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    Name: ___________________________ Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Test #3 Novel: The Kite Runner (Part 1)

    ENG2D1 Grade 10 Academic English



    You have completed reading the novel “The Kite Runner”, this is the time to show your understanding of the novel. You are going to write an essay on class, read the following requirements of the test and pick a topic and start!!! Good luck!!!

    ; MLA format

    ; Quotes from the novel

    ; Correct using punctuation and sentence structure

    ; 2 3 pages

    ; Double space

    ; You can use the novel book for the first half of the test.


    1. How do Amir and Hassan represent the divisions in Afghan society, and how do

    these divisions affect the courses their lives take?

    2. How does the author use time as a narrative device in the novel?

    3. How do the political events that occur in Afghanistan shape the lives of Amir,

    Hassan, and Assef?

    4. In what ways does Amir seek redemption and why?

    5. How do the relationships between fathers and sons affect the events of the novel?

    ***The rubric is at the back of this sheet, read through it before you start the


    Knowledge & Understanding [10 Marks]

    Communication: _________ /20 Marks Thinking/Inquiry [10 Marks]

    Communication [10 Marks]

    Application: _________ /20 Marks

    Application [10 Marks]

    Name: _____________________________ Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Test #3 Novel: The Kite Runner (Part 2)

    ENG2D1 Grade 10 Academic English

    Knowledge & Understanding /25 Thinking/Inquiry /25 Knowledge & Understanding Multiple Choice [25 Marks]

    Instruction: Read each question carefully and circle the most correct answers, then, place your final answer in the line provided at the end of each question. 1. What does Hassan do during the kite tournament? (from Chapter 6) _____

    a) Goes to school. c) Competes in the tournament.

    b) Eats dirt. d) Runs down kites.

    2. Where does Amir finally admit his relationship with Sohrab? (from Chapter 24) _____

    a) At the mosque. c) In the hotel.

    b) On a picnic. d) In the hospital.

    3. After the kite tournament, what does Hassan say is wrong with him? _____

    (from Chapter 8)

    a) He is sick. c) He says nothing is wrong.

    b) He was raped. d) He says Amir hurt him.

    4. What color is the kite that places second in the tournament? (from Chapter 7) _____

    a) Green. c) Purple.

    b) Red. d) Blue.

    5. How does Baba react after Hassan's confession is made in Chapter 9? _____

    (from Chapter 9)

    a) He asks Ali and Hassan to leave. c) He forgives Hassan.

    b) He punishes Amir. d) He forgives Ali.

    6. How long does it take Amir to work up the courage to discuss a book he _____

    saw Soraya reading with her? (from Chapter 12)

    a) A month. c) A week.

    b) A year. d) A day.

    7. When Amir first asks Sohrab to come with him to America, how does _____

    Sohrab respond? (from Chapter 24)

    a) He jumpes for joy.

    b) He asks to think about it for a day or two.

    c) He refuses to leave.

    d) He does not respond.

    8. What happened to Sohrab in the bathroom? (from Chapter 25) _____

    a) He fell in the shower.

    b) He tried to escape out a window and fell to be injured.

    c) He attempted suicide.

    d) He was beaten by Assef.

    9. How do Baba and Amir earn extra money on the weekends while living in _____

    America? (from Chapter 11)

    a) Translating for people shopping at the market.

    b) Buying items at the San Jose Flea Market.

    c) Writing stories of their homeland.

    d) Reselling yard sale items at the San Jose Flea Market.

    10. Baba feels proud of Amir for winning the kite tournament; how does this _____

    make Amir feel? (from Chapter 8)

    a) Angry. c) Joyless.

    b) Relieved. d) Happy.

11. Who is Hassan's ―real‖ father? (from Chapter 18) _____

    a) Ali c) Amir

    b) Rahim Khan d) Baba

    12. Why is the long engagement period forgone for Amir and Soraya? _____

    (from Chapter 13)

    a) Due to Baba’s illness. c) Due to financial matters.

    b) Due to college starting. d) Due to Soraya’s past indiscretions.

    13. What does Amir hide under Hassan's mattress? (from Chapter 9) _____

    a) Money. c) The biography of Adolf Hitler.

    b) Money and the watch. d) Watch.

    14. What happens to the adulterous couple paraded into the arena during _____

    half-time at the soccer match? (from Chapter 21)

    a) They are stoned to death.

    b) Their pictures are taken and sold as pornography.

    c) They are hung.

    d) They are whipped to death.

    15. What does Assef do to Hassan in the alley after the kite tournament? _____

    (from Chapter 7)

    a) Holds him down. c) Takes away the blue kite.

    b) Beats him up. d) Rapes him.

    16. What does Rahim Kahn want Amir to do in Chapter 17? (from Chapter 17) _____

    a) Because he knows the owner's family needs the money.

    b) Because he is resigned to the fact that Kabul is much different now.

    c) Because he is afraid to complain due to the Taliban.

    d) Because he does not want anyone to be suspicious.

    17. Why does Amir not complain about paying a large sum of money to stay in _____

    the dirty hotel room with bloodstains on the wall? (from Chapter 21)

    a) Because he knows the owner's family needs the money.

    b) Because he is resigned to the fact that Kabul is much different now.

    c) Because he is afraid to complain due to the Taliban.

    d) Because he does not want anyone to be suspicious.

    18. Where does Amir offer to take Rahim Kahn in Chapter 15? (from Chapter 15) _____

    a) Kabul. c) America.

    b) Pakistan. d) Afghanistan.

    19. What does the cut on his lip remind Amir of? (from Chapter 23) _____

    a) His father, Baba’s scars. c) Assef and the fight.

    b) Hassan’s cleft palate. d) His mother’s death.

    20. What does Amir do as he awaits news of Sohrab's condition in Chapter 25? _____

    (from Chapter 25)

    a) Paces. c) Calls home.

    b) Prays. d) Speaks with the doctor.

    21. What gift does Baba give Amir for his graduation from high school? _____

    (from Chapter 11)

    a) A college education. c) A bicycle.

    b) A watch. d) A used car.

    22. What does Hassan often do with his son before it was outlawed? _____

    (from Chapter 16)

    a) Kite tournaments. c) Shopping at the market.

    b) Telling of ancient legends. d) Reading under the tree.

    23. Who throws the engagement party for Amir and Soraya? (from Chapter 13) _____

    a) No one. c) The General.

    b) Amir and Soraya d) Baba.

    24. In Chapter 17, who does Rahim Kahn say will care for Sohrab? (from Chapter 17) _____

    a) A couple in America.

    b) A Pakistani couple in America.

    c) An American couple in Pakistan.

    d) Amir and his wife.

    25. What does Hassan dream of before the kite tournament? (from Chapter 7) _____

    a) A monster in the lake. c) A monster in the sky.

    b) A victory in the tournament. d) His own death.

    Thinking/Inquiry Short Answers [25 Marks]

    26. Read the following quotes and identify the speaker and analyze each quote. [3 ; each, 12

    Marks for Total]

    a) "A boy who won't stand up for himself becomes a man who can't stand up to anything."

    (Hosseini 24)

    Speaker: ______________________________________ ;

    Analysis: ;;

    b) "In the end, the world always wins. That's just the way of things." (Hosseini 105)

    Speaker: ______________________________________ ;

    Analysis: ;;

    c) "Not a word passes between us, not because we have nothing to say, but because we

    don't have to say anythingthat's how it is between people who are each other's first

    memories…" (Hosseini 129)

    Speaker: ______________________________________ ;

    Analysis: ;;

    d) Perspective was a luxury when your head was constantly buzzing with a swarm of

    demons.‖ (Hosseini 375)

    Speaker: ______________________________________ ;

    Analysis: ;;

27. What are some themes of the novel? Explain each theme clearly. (2 at minimum) ;;;;

28. Does the author use flashbacks and foreshadowing effectively? Clearly explain. ;;;

29. Looks for race, gender, or class inequalities and injustices. Who has the power in the story

    and how is it used? What do you think? ;;;

30. Setting: Is it realistic? Does it fit the story? Clearly explain. ;;;

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