Malala Yousafzai

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Malala Yousafzai.

1. Where was Malala Yousafzai born?
a. Afghanistan
b. Iran
c. United Kingdom
d. France
e. Pakistan

2. True or False: As a child, Malala Yousafzai learned three languages including Pashto, English, and Urdu.

3. What did Malala Yousafzai's father do for work?
a. He was an officer in the Taliban
b. He ran a small market store
c. He was a teacher who ran several schools
d. He was a farmer
e. He ran a car rental business

4. What group took control of the region where Malala Yousafzai lived when she was around ten years old?
a. United Nations
b. Taliban
c. Al-Qaeda
d. Afghanistan Liberation Army

5. How did Malala Yousafzai first become famous?
a. She was a popular singer
b. She was elected the Vice President of Pakistan
c. She was a famous ballet dancer
d. She wrote a blog for the BBC
e. She was a local TV news anchor

6. What was Malala Yousafzai's pen name?
a. Razia
b. Zaynab Ali
c. Lubna
d. Khawla Anzwar
e. Gul Makai

7. What happened to the girls' schools where Malala lived under the rule of the Taliban?
a. They were shut down
b. They were fully funded
c. They were given computers
d. They only had women teachers
e. All of the above

8. What was Malala Yousafzai doing when she was shot?
a. Making a speech against the Taliban
b. Riding the bus home from school
c. Rioting in the street
d. Marching for women's equal rights
e. Eating dinner

9. How were women's rights restricted under the rule of the Taliban?
a. They were not allowed to vote
b. They had to wear a burqa when outside the home
c. They were not allowed to have jobs
d. They had to be accompanied by a man when outside the home
e. All of the above

10. Malala Yousafzai was the youngest person to be awarded the ______ Peace Prize.
a. Pakistani
b. Islamic
c. Nobel
d. United Nations
e. Asian

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