Summary of Khaled Hosseini's A Thousand Splendid Suns


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Who are Mariam and Laila both married to, in A Thousand Splendid Suns?

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1. In A Thousand Splendid Suns,' which one of these characters is not Laila's child?

2. Which of these characters is an illegitimate child in A Thousand Splendid Suns?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A Thousand Splendid Suns depicts the common struggle of Afghan women during the late 20th century. This quiz covers the main characters and plot line of the text.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To assess your comprehension of the book, you will be quizzed on the following:

  • The primary characters
  • How these characters are connected in the plot
  • What events shape these characters' lives

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the important information regarding the characters and plot developments from the related lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - contrast and compare the characters in A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the family situations of Mariam and Laila.

Additional Learning

To learn more, please refer to the accompanying lesson called Summary of Khaled Hosseini's A Thousand Splendid Suns. The lesson covers:

  • The four main parts of 'A Thousand Splendid Suns'
  • The main characters of the book
  • The primary plot line behind this profound and inspiring text