What email address or phone number would you like to use to sign in to Docs.com?
If you already have an account that you use with Office or other Microsoft services, enter it here.
Or sign in with:
Signing in allows you to download and like content, and it provides the authors analytical data about your interactions with their content.
Embed code for: Malala Youth Takeover Questions
Select a size
Mrs. Murphy Name: _________________________________
Malala’s UN Youth Takeover Address: Thought Questions
Directions: Respond to each of the questions below in several sentences. If applicable, discuss the questions with a partner or small group prior to formulating your answer. Focus on making connections and citing evidence for your claims.
“Dear brothers and sisters, do remember one thing. Malala Day is not my day. Today is the day of every woman, every boy and every girl who have raised their voice for their rights.” Consider the previous quote. The name “Malala” certainly has a connotation in addition to the identity denoted by it. Make a list of all the connotations you can identify.
When Malala says she raises her voice “not so that I can shout,” what does she mean exactly? Go back and find the line as you consider this question. What are the positive and negative aspects of “shouting” to be heard?
“I am the same Malala. My ambitions are the same. My hopes are the same. My dreams are the same.” A word that is typically associated with an idea so frequently that it comes to represent it is a metonym. A phrase commonly used in association with the name Malala is “I am Malala.” When supporters use this phrase, they are evoking a certain idea. What, in that instance, has the name ‘Malala’ become a metonym for?
“Those who have fought for their rights: their right to live in peace. Their right to be treated with dignity. Their right to equality of opportunity. Their right to be educated.” Consider this list of rights. Are there other rights that Malala left out? What is one you would add to the list, and why?
“I do not even hate the Taliban who shot me. Even if there is a gun in my hand and he stands in front of me. I would not shoot him.” When Malala says this, do you truly believe her? Why or why not? Cite evidence to support your thinking.
“Dear sisters and brothers, we realize the importance of light when we see darkness. We realize the importance of our voice when we are silenced . . . we realized the importance of pens and books when we saw the guns.” Malala references several binaries here. Would you agree that pens and guns are opposite? Is it possible to have the pen and the gun?
When Malala says “We are really tired of these wars,” what war is she referring to? Explain your answer clearly.
“We call upon all communities to be tolerant – to reject prejudice based on cast, creed, sect, religion or gender.” Is it truly tolerance that Malala wants? How closely is tolerance connected to acceptance?
“To ensure freedom and equality for women so that they can flourish. We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.” Do you agree with this statement? Why or why not?
“Education is the only solution.” How is education the key to overcoming oppression – or is it? What is the role of education in life?