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The Kite Runner

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Cowboy Pants

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His glance lingered admiringly on my leather coat and my jeans -- cowboy pants, we used to call them. In Afghanistan, owning anything American, especially if it wasn’t secondhand, was a sign of wealth.

The reader can infer which of the following in this description of Amir’s interaction with a fruit merchant from Kabul in chapter 7?

Select ALL that apply.

A

American culture was popular in Afghanistan.

B

Amir’s family is well-off.

C

The primary goal of the Taliban was to eliminate the influence of American culture.

D

In the 1970s, Afghanistan’s economy profited from interaction with the West.

E

There are no cowboys in Afghanistan.