Malala Quiz Chapter 2-5

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Use what you have read in Chapters 2-5 to answer the following questions


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Why did Malala share the experience about the earthquake in her home nation of Pakistan?

    • A.

      The natural disaster killed millions of people and destroyed her home and nation

    • B.

      The lasting impact of the natural disaster had dramatic effect upon the nation- those who came to power greatly influenced change of Pakistan

    • C.

      The natural disaster was only a short term impact on the people of Pakistan and her school

    • D.

      The event destroyed her dad's school and they had to leave Pakistan

    Correct Answer
    B. The lasting impact of the natural disaster had dramatic effect upon the nation- those who came to power greatly influenced change of Pakistan
    Explanation
    Malala shared the experience about the earthquake in her home nation of Pakistan because the lasting impact of the natural disaster had a dramatic effect on the nation. The individuals who came to power after the earthquake greatly influenced the change in Pakistan.

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  • 2. 

    When did the earthquake occur? 

    • A.

      May 5, 2005

    • B.

      Oct. 20, 2010

    • C.

      Dec. 25, 2009

    • D.

      Oct. 8, 2005

    Correct Answer
    D. Oct. 8, 2005
  • 3. 

    What did Malala realize about the "magic pencil" in Chapter 3? 

    • A.

      It was just a tv show and she would never get one

    • B.

      The experience of seeing poverty of kids living in the streets was upseting to her, she decided then that she would be a person who would bring change to the world

    • C.

      Pencils would break and that change would not last

    • D.

      She needed to leave her home nation and work to be in the movies

    Correct Answer
    B. The experience of seeing poverty of kids living in the streets was upseting to her, she decided then that she would be a person who would bring change to the world
    Explanation
    In Chapter 3, Malala realizes that the "magic pencil" is not a physical object but a metaphor for the power of education and the ability to bring about positive change. This realization comes to her after witnessing the poverty and suffering of children living on the streets. It upsets her and she decides that she wants to be someone who brings about change in the world through education.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following statements does not describe how women were treated in Afghanistan according to Malala in Chapter 2?

    • A.

      Women were the center of the society and the most important members of the family

    • B.

      Women were banned from laughing out loud or wearing nail polish

    • C.

      Women had to be accompanied by a male family member when walking on the streets

    • D.

      Women had to wear the most restrictive form of a burqa and only the eyes were shown

    Correct Answer
    A. Women were the center of the society and the most important members of the family
    Explanation
    According to Malala in Chapter 2, women were not considered the center of the society and the most important members of the family in Afghanistan.

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  • 5. 

    The Mullahs taught the people of Pakistan that the earthquake was a 'wakeup call" and people should change ways and live by Islamic law or worse punishments would come to the nation. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that the Mullahs in Pakistan used the earthquake as an opportunity to propagate their beliefs and teachings. They claimed that the earthquake was a warning from God and urged people to change their ways and adhere to Islamic law to avoid further punishments. This implies that the Mullahs believed that the earthquake was a divine intervention and a call for the people to reform their behavior. Therefore, the statement is true as it accurately reflects the teachings of the Mullahs in response to the earthquake in Pakistan.

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  • 6. 

    What did the Mufti ask Malala's father to do? (page 32)

    • A.

      Move away and start another school in England

    • B.

      Stop the school in Pakistan from closing down

    • C.

      Help with the earthquake relief efforts

    • D.

      Close the school for girls because they were using the same entrance as men

    Correct Answer
    D. Close the school for girls because they were using the same entrance as men
    Explanation
    The Mufti asked Malala's father to close the school for girls because they were using the same entrance as men.

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  • 7. 

    Malala was not picked on the neighborhood cricket team one afternoon because of the school that she attended.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Malala was not selected to play on the neighborhood cricket team because of the school she attended. This implies that the school she goes to may have a negative reputation or is not well-regarded by the members of the team, leading to her exclusion. Therefore, the answer "True" indicates that Malala was indeed not picked for the team due to her school affiliation.

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  • 8. 

    Moniba beat Malala every year for the top student awards at her school.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Moniba consistently outperformed Malala and won the top student awards every year. However, the correct answer is False because the statement contradicts the well-known fact that Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate, achieved remarkable academic success and received numerous awards for her academic achievements.

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  • 9. 

    The uneducated women of Pakistan were fearful of the messages that were being delivered by the radio after the earthquake. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that the uneducated women of Pakistan were fearful of the messages delivered by the radio after the earthquake. This suggests that the women might have lacked the necessary knowledge or understanding to interpret the messages properly, leading to fear and uncertainty. It also implies that the radio messages may have contained alarming or distressing information that caused the women to be fearful.

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  • 10. 

    Most of the help that came into the nation after the earthquake came from TNSM.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that the majority of the help that arrived in the nation after the earthquake came from TNSM. This implies that TNSM played a significant role in providing assistance and support during the crisis.

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