9/11 And Malala

4 September 2022
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Which line from Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close reveals a nostalgic tone?
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We used to Greco-Roman wrestle on the floor in there, and tell hilarious jokes, and once we hung a pendulum from the ceiling and put a circle of dominoes on the floor to prove that the earth rotated.
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Which excerpt from Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close reveals a childish tone?
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"Could be a safe-deposit box, actually. An old one. Or some kind of fire-retardant cabinet." That made me crack up a little, even though I know there's nothing funny about being a mental retard.
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Read this excerpt from Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. There was a lot of stuff that made me panicky, like suspension bridges, germs, airplanes, fireworks... A lot of the time I'd get that feeling like I was in the middle of a huge black ocean, or in deep space, but not in the fascinating way. How does the narration affect Oskar's credibility in this excerpt?
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His attempt at self-reflection makes him seem honest.
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Read this excerpt from Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. "I didn't do it!" I hollered, but they didn't even hear me, because they were playing music too loud and cracking up too much. I zipped myself all the way into the sleeping bag of myself, not because I was hurt, and not because I had broken something, but because they were cracking up. Even though I knew I shouldn't, I gave myself a bruise. Which of these statements best describes the ambiguity in this excerpt?
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The average person falls asleep in seven minutes, but I couldn't sleep, not after hours, and it made my boots lighter to be around his things, and to touch stuff that he had touched, and to make the hangers hang a little straighter, even though I knew it didn't matter.
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His efforts to soothe himself render him earnest and genuine.
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Which line from Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close reveals a despondent tone?
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I zipped myself all the way into the sleeping bag of myself, not because I was hurt, and not because I had broken something, but because they were cracking up.
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I wanted to tell her she shouldn't be playing Scrabble yet. Or looking in the mirror. Or turning the stereo any louder than what you needed just to hear it.
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His tuxedo was over the chair he used to sit on when he tied his shoes, and I thought, Weird. Why wasn't it hung up with his suits? Had he come from a fancy party the night before he died? But then why would he have taken off his tuxedo without hanging it up? Maybe it needed to be cleaned? But I didn't remember a fancy party. I remembered him tucking me in.... How does the narration affect the story in this excerpt?
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Oskar's attempts to recall the events build suspense.
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I knew I could never let Mom hear the messages, because protecting her is one of my most important raisons d'Γͺtre, so what I did was I took Dad's emergency money from on top of his dresser, and I went to the Radio Shack on Amsterdam.
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What assumption does the narrator make in this excerpt?
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What was a pretty blue vase doing way up there? I couldn't reach it, obviously, so I moved over the chair with the tuxedo still on it, and then I went to my room to get the Collected Shakespeare set that Grandma bought for me when she found out that I was going to be Yorick, and I brought those over, four tragedies at a time, until I had a stack that was tall enough. How does the narration shape Oskar's characterization in this excerpt?
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His literary references render him mature for his age.
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Malala looks the same today at 14, as she did at 11, like a child. But with each interview she gave to Pakistani and international reporters between 2009 and 2012, she sounded more like an adult. Based on this excerpt, how did the interviews effect Malala?
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She became older sounding and acting.
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Which excerpt from "Pakistan's Malala" shows that Malala received worldwide attention for her writing?
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"In 2010 she met with U.S. Special Envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan Richard Holbrooke."
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"The Taliban have repeatedly targeted schools in Swat," she wrote in an extraordinary blog when she was empowered to share her voice with the world by the BBC. She was writing around the time the Taliban issued a formal edict in January 2009 banning all girls from schools. On the blog, she praised her father, who was operating one of the few schools that would go on to defy that order. "My father said that some days ago someone brought the printout of this diary saying how wonderful it was," Malala wrote. "My father said that he smiled, but could not even say that it was written by his daughter." Which excerpt best shows the relationship between the setting and Malala's father, Ziauddin Yousufzai?
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[H]er father, who was operating one of the few schools that would go on to defy that order."
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"I was in a bad mood," Malala blogged. Vacation was normally fun but no one was in the mood to celebrate. But what do you do when you're 11? You go to the playground and you play, so that's what they did. Some of the girls said they thought everything would work out. They'd be back, they said. Malala wanted to be hopeful, too. But before she left, she turned around and took one long look at the building. Malala was right about the edict and what it meant. Which statement best describes Malala's viewpoint?
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She was disappointed, because her school was likely closed permanently.
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"Ziauddin had a revolutionary zeal and deep commitment to education," Ellick said this week. "This charming little girl, she is a mini-version of him in many ways. She loves school, homework. Whenever she would meet me she had a bookbag full of books." "She didn't have that idealistic activist attitude when she's 10 and 11, because who does?" Ellick said. "Her situation demanded that she grow up before she should have. She caught his contagious commitment and idealism." Which detail best reflects how living in the Taliban-ruled Swat Valley affected Malala?
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"Her situation demanded that she grow up before she should have."
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Which excerpt from the article "Pakistan's Malala" best describes Malala's relationship with her father?
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"In the family's living room in 2009, Yousufzai lovingly put his palm atop his daughter's head."
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Why do you risk your life to raise your voice? a reporter asked her. In perfect English, she answered that her people need her. "I shall raise my voice," she insisted. "If I didn't do it, who would?" she said. Girls who are scared should fight their fear, she said. Which statement best explains Malala's viewpoint in this excerpt?
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She believes that she has a responsibility to stand up for the right to an education.
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Which statement best describes the author Ashley Fantz's view of Malala in "Pakistan's Malala"?
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She admires Malala's courage and strength.
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Based on "Pakistan's Malala," which best states why blogging was an effective and useful way for Malala to share her experiences?
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It allowed Malala to share what was going on in Swat with an audience across the globe.
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Read the excerpt from "Pakistan's Malala." In 2010 she met with U.S. Special Envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan Richard Holbrooke. Ellick remembers being with Malala in a coffee shop after the meeting. "She said, 'I want to get ice cream . . . I love vanilla ice cream,'" Ellick recalled. "Here is this girl that can go from being at a negotiating table, a high-level diplomatic meeting, but she also wanted ice cream." Ellick remembered another time when they were out shopping in Islamabad, having fun and hunting for English language books and DVDs. "I was disappointed that she wanted some trashy American sitcoms," Ellick laughs. "I kept telling myself, 'I know you want her to want to watch a documentary about Sierra Leone but she is just a girl.'" Which statement best describes reporter Adam Ellick's viewpoint?
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Malala displays the characteristics of both a capable activist and a bright young girl.