I Am Malala Part 1 Of Novel

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I Am Malala Part 1 Of Novel - Quiz

Carefully scan back over the novel as you answer the following questions. . . . Do your best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Tell me 5 FACTS you learned from either the Prologue or Part 1 of the novel, then tell your opinion about the novel so far/explain WHY you feel the way you do:

  • 2. 

    What is Shangla?

    • A.

      It is a word meaning 'kitten'

    • B.

      It is an important event with/for Muslims

    • C.

      Is is the name of the town where Malala's mom and dad grew up

    • D.

      A religious holiday that Malala's family loved to gather together and enjoying

    Correct Answer
    C. Is is the name of the town where Malala's mom and dad grew up
    Explanation
    Shangla is the name of the town where Malala's mom and dad grew up.

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  • 3. 

    What, did we discuss, is the Flying Coach?

    • A.

      A plane

    • B.

      A race care

    • C.

      A bus

    • D.

      A tv show

    Correct Answer
    C. A bus
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a bus. This can be inferred from the question itself, which asks what the "Flying Coach" is. Since "Flying" is often associated with airplanes, it can be assumed that "Coach" refers to a mode of transportation. Out of the given options, a bus is the most logical choice as it is a common form of transportation that can be referred to as a "coach".

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  • 4. 

    How was the mountain town where Malala's grandmother lived different from Pakistan?

    • A.

      It was near the river and thus extremely beautiful/Malala loved it there

    • B.

      It was at the top of a mountain and had a huge earthquake that destroyed much of it

    • C.

      The women were expected to be much more traditional (couldn't look at men, or talk to a man she didn't know, couldn't leave house without a family member, couldn't go to school, etc) and there was no electricity provided by government/no modern facilities, etc.

    • D.

      Pakistan was much more ruthless for women

    Correct Answer
    C. The women were expected to be much more traditional (couldn't look at men, or talk to a man she didn't know, couldn't leave house without a family member, couldn't go to school, etc) and there was no electricity provided by government/no modern facilities, etc.
    Explanation
    The mountain town where Malala's grandmother lived was different from Pakistan because the women in the town were expected to adhere to strict traditional norms. They were not allowed to look at or talk to men they didn't know, couldn't leave the house without a family member, and were prohibited from going to school. Additionally, the town lacked basic modern facilities such as electricity, which were not provided by the government. This highlights the stark contrast between the conservative and traditional values of the mountain town and the rest of Pakistan.

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  • 5. 

    What did Malala think a magic pencil could help her do?

    • A.

      Allow her to draw whatever she wanted to make come to life, she wanted to use it to help others

    • B.

      Write a book that could help others

    • C.

      Seen on Shaka Laka Boom Boom tv show

    • D.

      Be happy and free and live the life she wanted most to live

    Correct Answer
    A. Allow her to draw whatever she wanted to make come to life, she wanted to use it to help others
    Explanation
    Malala thought that a magic pencil could allow her to draw whatever she wanted and make it come to life. She wanted to use this ability to help others.

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  • 6. 

    What did the experience of Malala's seeing the poor children at the dump cause in her?

    • A.

      She felt better about herself

    • B.

      She felt that shed been allowed to see them so she could realize how much school helps a person do better in life

    • C.

      She felt that the children should stop working in the landfill and focus on a better life for themselves and their families

    • D.

      She watched her dad cry and it made her feel even more sad

    Correct Answer
    B. She felt that shed been allowed to see them so she could realize how much school helps a person do better in life
    Explanation
    The experience of Malala seeing the poor children at the dump caused her to feel that she had been allowed to see them so she could realize how much school helps a person do better in life. This suggests that witnessing the children's difficult circumstances made her appreciate the value of education and the opportunities it can provide for a better future.

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  • 7. 

    What is meant by the word MEMOIR?

    • A.

      It is written from the writer's perspective

    • B.

      It is written from a person's personal experience and the memories involved with the events.

    • C.

      It is fiction writing that helps one remember something important

    • D.

      It is a type of writing that helps the reader remember it longer

    Correct Answer
    B. It is written from a person's personal experience and the memories involved with the events.
    Explanation
    A memoir is a type of writing that is based on a person's personal experiences and the memories associated with those events. It is not fiction writing or a type of writing that helps the reader remember something longer. Instead, it is a reflection of the writer's perspective and their own recollections of past events.

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  • 8. 

    In what ways did Malala's mom and dad model characteristics of giving/being generous?

    • A.

      Dad told her she was as 'free as a bird' and to live her dreams

    • B.

      Her mom fixed food and gave it to poor families/fed the birds, and her dad let a family of 7 live in their home free/lent them money ---he also gave 100 spots in their school for free to poor children

    • C.

      Her mom could not read so her dad was even more zealous in fighting for education for girls!

    • D.

      Her mom was pushing her to be all she could be and her dad was in complete agreement and constantly pushed all the girls to fight for their dreams thus he was very generous

    Correct Answer
    B. Her mom fixed food and gave it to poor families/fed the birds, and her dad let a family of 7 live in their home free/lent them money ---he also gave 100 spots in their school for free to poor children
    Explanation
    Malala's mom demonstrated generosity by providing food to poor families and feeding birds. On the other hand, her dad exhibited generosity by allowing a family of 7 to live in their home for free, lending them money, and offering 100 free spots in their school to underprivileged children. Both parents actively supported and promoted acts of giving and generosity in their community.

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  • 9. 

    In what ways did the militant volunteers 'use' the intense earthquake that occurred in the area in which Malala lived to help their cause?

    • A.

      They moved in quickly and offered help

    • B.

      They said girls shouldn't use the same gate as the male students at the school

    • C.

      They started a radio show that fought against girl's education

    • D.

      They showed up quickly and then told everyone the earthquake was a 'warning from God' that they needed to live more strictly under Islamic Law

    Correct Answer
    D. They showed up quickly and then told everyone the earthquake was a 'warning from God' that they needed to live more strictly under Islamic Law
    Explanation
    The militant volunteers used the intense earthquake as an opportunity to further their cause by showing up quickly and spreading the message that it was a 'warning from God'. They used this event to promote the idea that people needed to live more strictly under Islamic Law, thereby using the fear and vulnerability caused by the earthquake to manipulate and control the community.

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  • 10. 

    In Part One of the novel, what EVIDENCE is there that Malala's dad did not play favorites at school?

    • A.

      He let 100 poor students come to school free

    • B.

      He was very tough on Malala and expected lots

    • C.

      A new girl came to school and ended up beating Malala as the #1 student in the school that year/Malala came in second instead

    • D.

      Malala cried when she got home after not winning first place

    Correct Answer
    C. A new girl came to school and ended up beating Malala as the #1 student in the school that year/Malala came in second instead
    Explanation
    The evidence that Malala's dad did not play favorites at school is that a new girl came to school and ended up beating Malala as the #1 student in the school that year, while Malala came in second instead. This shows that Malala's dad did not show any bias towards Malala and allowed other students to excel and succeed, regardless of their background or relationship to him.

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