How Afghan Are You

We all hear about Afghan pride, but do any of us know what it means to be a true Afghan? As Americans living in America we have much more in common than most of us realize.

Now, pour yourself some chai, kick off your shoes, take a deep breath, search within your soul and take this test to find out how Afghan you really are!

Created by: Wazhma
1. What is your age?
Under 18 Years Old
18 to 24 Years Old
25 to 30 Years Old
31 to 40 Years Old
41 to 50 Years Old
51 to 60 Years Old
Over 60 Years Old
2. What is your gender?
3. You entered the United States
as a refugee fearing persecution from Soviets
as a refugee fearing persecution from the Taliban
your uncle sponsored your dad who sponsored you
you haven't entered yet, but it is a dream of yours to do so
4. The taxicab company in your city is run by your
an afghan guy you see at weddings
an Indian
5. You are leaving on a road trip and your mother chases you
to kiss you goodbye
to hug you goodbye
to throw a bucket of water after your car
to make you kiss the quran
because she wants to come with you
6. To greet another Afghan woman you must
kiss her once on the cheek
kiss her twice on the cheeks
kiss her three times on the cheeks
kiss her on the lips
7. The Quran in your house
is placed in a bookshelf with the other books
is read every now and then
is wrapped in multiple layers of colorful silk cloth
was last used to cover your brother or sister's head at their wedding
8. Most of your relatives who are visiting Afghanistan
are there as tourists
are there to visit family
are there to translate English for the Amricaya
9. The warmest blankets at your mom's house...
came from Tijuana
have big red roses on them
are decorated with horses, tigers and lions
10. When you were a child you remember getting christmas presents from
a friend at school
your teacher
the local church who sponsored your family for donations
11. Your mom's favorite picnic snack to pack was...
salsa and chips
boiled eggs
garbanzo beans in vinegar
chai and naan
12. Your trip to the flea market
is to visit with family
is to go to work
is to shop for antiques
is to shop for furniture
has never happened
13. The unopened box of candy in your house
is likely a box of see's candies
is likely a box of white nougat (gaaz) candy
is likely a recycled gift from another afghan family
14. Your dad is yelling on the phone because...
he is talking to someone overseas
he is mad at the person he is talking to
he always yells on the phone
15. Tea is served in your house
in a tea kettle
in a thermos
in a perculator
16. The last time your family prayed together was
at a funeral
during Ramadan
when your religious relative came to visit
17. You eat rice as part of your meal
at least once a day
once a week
using naan to scoop it up
18. Most of the afghan weddings you've been to
you went to replace an invited guest who didn't want to go
you had no idea who the bride and groom were
took place at Mission Paradise
took place at Flamingo Palace
19. Your extended family
all live in California
are all over the world
live in the same city as you do
20. Your rent for your brand new house is
too expensive
mostly covered by Section 8
you don't rent, you own
21. The palau isn't good when
there aren't enough raisins
it's too greasy
each rice kernal is not separated from the others
palau is ALWAYS good
22. True or False: You eat candy to celebrate an engagement and you throw candy at the bride and groom to celebrate the wedding
23. The word "spun" means
to twirl around
a black seed burned to eliminate bad spirits
past tense of spin
to produce yarn
24. The local "Enginyar Saib" is
an engineer by profession
a mechanic
claims he was an engineer in Afghanistan
doesn't know the meaning of the word engineer
25. Welfare is
a government program to support the needy
every Afghan family's source of income
the mental and physical well-being of a person

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