1.Define the vocabulary for Moscow, The Sheep, The Trip, and The F-14s (see below).
2.Read Moscow, The Sheep, The Trip, and The F-14s (through page 86).
3.Answer 1 discussion question for each chapter. Each response should be 1-3 well-developed paragraphs.
5.shunned (to be shunned)
Read Moscow (pp. 54-61)
Moscow: Discussion Question Options (Choose 1):
1.Moscow talks about suffering in several ways. What is suffering, in your opinion? What is the worst suffering according to Uncle Anoosh? Describe a time when you suffered or witnessed suffering?
2.Marji is jealous that her friend’s fathers have been to prison. Why? What does this say about Marji? What does this say about Iranian culture during that time?
1.leftist (a.k.a. leftist politics. *Do not define it, “Politics of the left…”)
Read The Sheep
The Sheep: Discussion Question Options (Choose 1):
1.Uncle Anoosh asserts that the only thing that can unite an illiterate population is nationalism or religious fundamentalism. Why do you think that is? Is this true for uneducated populations today? Think of an example and explain why or why not.
2.Why does Marji yell at God? Put yourself in her shoes. Write about a time when you have been angry with God/life/the universe.
The Trip Vocabulary
•Know that now the year is 1979.
•Saddam is the leader of Iraq, the neighboring country.
The Trip: Discussion Question Options (Choose 1):
1.Marji’s mom said she doesn’t care that fundamentalists occupied the U.S. embassy. Why did that turn out to be ignorant? Find a current political news story. Read it & figure out how it connects to your life. Explain.
2.Marji’s mom is badly insulted. What did insults like this mean for the Iranian culture? What do you think happens to cultures that oppress women? Explain.
Read The F-14s
The F-14s: Discussion Question Options (Choose 1):
1.Marji accuses her dad of being a defeatist. Is he a defeatist? Explain.
2.Marji wants to fight in the war. Her father does not. Who is correct in your opinion? What would you do if Thailand bombed Yangon? Why?