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Answer the following questions in complete sentences. Make sure you answer all parts of the question.
Quote 1: “Maybe Hassan was the price I had to pay.”
- What does Amir mean when he says this in Chapter 7?
- When Amir says this, he reveals his reason for not defending Hassan against Assef. What is that reason?
Quote 2: “That’s the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too.”
- Who is the character who “means everything” he says, and who says this about him?
- How is this quote an example of foreshadowing?
Quote 3: “Baba and I lived in the same house, but in different spheres of existence. __?__ were the one paperthin slice of intersection between those two spheres.”
- Short answer: What goes in the blank above? It’s the one thing that finally connects Baba and Amir.
- Is Amir right in his assessment (does that event or object bring together Baba and Amir)? Support your answer.
Quote 4: “Born to a German mother and Afghan father, the blond, blue-eyed Assef towered over the other kids.”
- Why does the author make his character, Assef, part German?
- What is Assef’s plan for Afghanistan?
- What word does Amir use to describe Assef (because there is no Farsi equivalent)? It refers to acts that Assef has committed and his attitude toward those acts.
Bonus: Name one of Assef’s partners in crime or sidekicks.
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College Prep level quiz for Chapters 4-7 of The Kite Runner