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Three Cups of Tea

Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin

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1. Why does Mortenson learn the Muslim way of prayer?

2. Why is Mortenson first attracted to Korphe?

3. What is Mortenson’s most important reason for climbing K2?

4. What mistake led to Mortenson’s kidnapping in Waziristan?

5. After learning that a bridge must be built in Korphe before constructing the school, Mortenson is very depressed. What finally raises his spirits?

6. Sir Edmund Hillary, one of Mortenson’s heroes, is famous for what accomplishment?

7. Mortenson attends a prayer service and later meets Syed Abbas in which type of establishment?

8. Who helps get the first fatwa against Mortenson removed?

9. When the Korphe Women’s Vocational Center opens, what type of equipment does it provide?

10. How is the school built in Hushe different from the other CAI schools?

11. Why is Mortenson called “Dr. Greg” in Pakistan?

12. How do Mortenson and Tara Bishop meet?

13. How does Haji explain his decision to give up twelve of the village’s valuable rams?

14. How is Mortenson different from most Westerners, according to Twaha?

15. Why does Mortenson decide the CAI should focus on providing education through the first five grades?

16. What does Mortenson do to help people in the Skardu refugee camp?

17. Why does Jahan interrupt the meeting in Korphe?

18. Where does Mortenson go to learn more about education for girls?

19. What two groups fought in the Kargil Conflict?

20. What is a madrassa?

21. What surprises Mortenson when he is introduced to Donald Rumsfeld?

22. What precious commodity do the widows of Kuardu send to the widows of New York?

23. What does Kathy Gannon think about the “media circus” at the Marriot after 9/11?

24. Why was Kevin Fedarko traveling with Mortenson in Pakistan?

25. Why does Mortenson go to Sadhar Khan’s territory?

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