Why is Mortenson first attracted to Korphe?
He enjoys being idolized by the villagers.
He admires the integrity and values of the people.
He finds an escape there from his problems in America.
He can live cheaply without having to work.
What is Mortenson's most important reason for climbing K2?
Adding to his achievements as a mountaineer.
Making connections with other climbers.
Testing his physical and mental limits.
Honoring the memory of his sister.
Mortenson attends a prayer service and later meets Syed Abbas in which type of establishment?
A tailor shop
A gas station
A tea shop
How is the school built in Hushe different from the other CAI schools?
It is decorated with colorful woodwork.
It is named after Mortenson's father.
It does not admit girls.
The village will not donate the land so it must be purchased.
Why is Mortenson called "Dr. Greg" in Pakistan?
He got the nickname when he used his first aid kit to treat Korphe villagers.
Mortenson received an honorary doctorate for his humanitarian work.
He was given the nickname by Changazi, who wanted to impress him with flattery.
Many people in Pakistan do not know the difference between a nurse and a doctor.
How do Mortenson and Tara Bishop meet?
She learns about his project and calls him.
She approaches him at the American Himalayan Foundation dinner.
They are introduced by Tom Vaughan.
They meet at a party for Berkeley climbers, hosted by Tara's brother.
How is Mortenson different from most Westerners, according to Twaha?
He is interested in Islam.
He is taller and stronger than other Westerners Twaha has met.
He does not mind living simply.
He is generous with his money.
Why does Mortenson decide the CAI should focus on providing education through the first five grades?
Another humanitarian group has begun building schools for the upper grades.
Some Pakistani clerics object to higher education.
American donors are more willing to give funds for children than for teenagers.
Focusing on the early grades will increase the enrollment of girls.
What is a madrassa?
A training camp for terrorists
A temporary shelter for refugees
A religious school
A type of mountain goat
What factors enable Mortenson to develop trust, first with the Korphe villagers and later with other Pakistanis?
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