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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.


American culture was popular in Afghanistan.


Amir’s family is well-off.


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


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


There are no cowboys in Afghanistan.

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