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The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner


by Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner: Up in the Air Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Kite Runner? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What does Amir do that ultimately leads to Hassan and his father leaving?

He finds Ali a new job that pays better
He finds Ali a new wife
He throws up on Hassan
He plays a practical joke on them
He hides cash and a wristwatch under Ali’s mattress and tells his father Ali stole the items
Q. Why do Amir and Baba leave Afghanistan for Pakistan?

Because Afghanistan is getting too dangerous
Because housing prices are better in Pakistan
Because Baba gets a new job
Because they want to find Hassan and Ali
Q. How did Ali die?

Of old age
He walked into a land mine
Of pneumonia
In a really contentious kite-fighting tournament
Q. What startling secret does Rahim Khan share with Hassan about Amir?

He has a gambling problem
He is in trouble with the mob
He was in a car accident
He is his half-brother
Q. Who is Sohrab?

Hassan’s son, whom Amir ultimately adopts
Ali’s wife
Ali’s uncle
A local kite-fighting champion