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Klausur zur Einheit Kureishi


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Test No 2

Hanif Kureishi. “My Son the Fanatic.” (Excerpt).

Textgrundlage: Korff, Helga und Ringel-Eichinger, Angela. One Language, Many Voices. Berlin: Cornelsen 2005: pp. 204, l. 20 – 205, l. 65


I. Reading  
12 cr.

Which of the following statements do or do not reflect what the text actually says? Explain by referring only to the excerpt given. (Write about 200 words)

  1. Some words of his father seem to affect Ali a bit.

  2. For Ali, the world is divided into Britain and the rest of the world.

  3. Parvez tries to show to Ali a certain understanding for his son’s point of view.

  4. Ali is now starting to have a more tolerant point of view.

  5. The roles of Parvez and Ali are now being reversed.

  6. Parvez has no definite philosophy of life.


II. Composition
(220 + words)
8 cr.

Deal either with task 1., 2. or 3.

  1. The last sentence of Kureishi’s short story is “ ’So who’s the fanatic now?’ ” Explain this ending and also try to comment on what it has to do with the story’s point of view.

  2. Today Ali is twenty years older than in the story. What letter about the events and attitudes told in the short story would he write to himself now?

  3. What aspects of a multicultural society like the British one does this short story cover? Give the abstract terms and explain them but do not refer to detailed information from the story.


Contents: 20 cr
Language: 30 cr.

Total of credits: 50 cr.



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