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1. Lewis writes that Francois tries not to think too much about what his life would be like if he
had stayed in Syria, that such thoughts “can haunt a person” (9). Why might it be difficult or
upsetting for Francois to think about what his life in Syria would be like?
2. To empathize with someone is to understand and share their feelings—to put yourself in
their shoes. Which details in the article could especially help Scope readers empathize with
Francois and Cedric?
3. In the sidebar “How to Help Refugees,” Rachel Peric says that interacting with people who
are different can be awkward and require a “little bit of courage.” Do you agree with her? Do
you think it’s important to interact with people who are different from you? Explain.