Baba in The Kite Runner: Description & Character Analysis


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Amir's father, Baba, is described in The Kite Runner as being a very large man. His heart was just as large and he helped the people of Kabul in many ways. How did he do this?

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1. Amir describes in The Kite Runner the lack of affection shown him by Baba. What did Amir not know that might have prevented Baba from being more demonstrative with his love for Amir?

2. There is one moment in The Kite Runner in which Baba has complete admiration and joy for his son Amir. What caused this?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet revisits what you read about Baba in The Kite Runner. You'll review your understanding of who this character is and how he impacts the events and themes in the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet offers the chance to test what you remember about:

  • Examples of Baba's big heart
  • The secret Amir did not know about Baba
  • Something Amir does that offers Baba complete admiration and joy
  • The story about Baba that seems like an exaggeration

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see if you remember the secret that Amir did not find out about Baba until after Baba died
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of what Amir does that earns Baba's admiration and joy to answer a question
  • Reading comprehension - ensure you are able to pick out why Baba decides to leave Afghanistan for America from what you read

Additional Learning

You will find a deeper discussion of this character in the lesson, Baba in The Kite Runner: Description & Character Analysis. This lesson provides more insight into:

  • Physical characteristics of Baba
  • Why everyone in Kabul knows Baba
  • The reason Amir believes Baba doesn't show affection towards him
  • How Baba's life changed in America
  • What happens to Baba