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					                The Breadwinner- Novel Guide/Chapter Ten (pgs. 104-113)
                Important Vocabulary-
                Stench- a foul smell (pg. 105)
                Broker- a person whose job it is to buy, sell, and trade (pg. 105)


1. What is Shauzia’s plan for making a lot of money? ________________________________________________

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2. Describe the area that Shauzia and Parvana go to dig up the bones (pgs. 104-105)?

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3. Parvana and Shauzia are paid money to dig up the bones of people killed in
    the war. They need this money to live and feed their family. Is this
    something you would do if you were in the same situation, explain?


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4. How much money do the girls make selling the bones? _____________________________________________

5. Why do the girls decide not to give the full amount of money they earned to their families?


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                        6. Make a prediction; what do you think the bone broker uses the bones for?


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Comprehension Questions:

   Answer the following in COMPLETE sentences

1) What do the girls decide to do to make more money? Why do you think Parvana has trouble
morally with the idea of this money-making scheme?




2) Parvana and Shauzia plan not to tell their families, and to save part of the money for
something other than food. Why?




3) Parvana had her father’s writing things and blanket with her. Why? Why did she wash her
clothes and hair as best she could at the water tap before going home at the end of the day?




4) What did Parvana worry about as she dug up the bones? What was Shauzia’s answer?
5) Who bought the bones? Why do you think people would buy bones? Why were the girls
afraid to speak when they got the money from the bone broker?




6) What became the mascot of the girls as they pulled bones out of the earth? What did the
girls think about the bones and their job?

				
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