The Breadwinner: Summary, Characters & Quotes


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In The Breadwinner, what are some restrictions the women faced under Taliban rule?

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1. Why is Parvana the one who dresses up as a boy in The Breadwinner?

2. Who takes care of both Mother and Father at different times in the The Breadwinner?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In a very short time, fanatic factions can take over a country and make it difficult for the people of that country who don't support the fanatics to live. This is explored in Deborah Ellis's The Breadwinner. Use this assessment to test your understanding of the insightful novel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The questions of this assessment will test your understanding of:

  • Restrictions women faced under Taliban rule
  • Why Parvana dresses as a boy
  • Who takes care of Mother and Father
  • What disturbing news Homa gives Father
  • The promise Shauzia and Parvana make

Skills Practiced

Completing this assessment will also require the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related The Breadwinner lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the characters of the novel
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the problems faced by the characters and how they work around them

Additional Learning

To learn more about The Breadwinner, complete the lesson, The Breadwinner: Summary, Characters & Quotes. After this lesson, you will have a better understanding of:

  • What inspired Ellis to write The Breadwinner
  • Who the major characters of the story are
  • The plot and events of the story
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