Farewell to Manzanar Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. The War Department issues surplus clothing from which war?

2. What item does Jeanne's mother refuse to sell, deciding instead to break it?

3. Who are the only people allowed out of the camp on the night of the riot?

4. What does Papa do in the barracks?

5. What does the sandstorm do?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who are the only people in the camp allowed outside the night of the riot? What are they given as protection?

2. How does Papa leave Japan? Where does he go?

3. What do the people at Manzanar call Papa? Why?

4. What does Papa think about the war? What does he think started the war?

5. What are the barracks like in the camp?

6. What leads to the separation of families at Manzanar?

7. What does Papa do in the barracks? How does it affect the family?

8. What are Jeanne's experiences in school and in the neighborhood after the family is forced to move from Ocean Park?

9. What keeps the family going despite the circumstances that they are in at the camp?

10. Does Papa want his sons to join in the war? Why or why not?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Trace Jeanne's feelings about her Japanese heritage through the events of the book. Which events have an impact on her self-image? How do the events make her feel about her Japanese heritage?

Essay Topic 2

Describe Jeanne's family. Which member of the family do you think does the most to hold everyone together? Why? Which family member presents the most challenges to the family? Why? To whom is Jeanne closest? Why do you think this is the case?

Essay Topic 3

Jeanne faces many life-changing experiences in the book. What event do you think had the greatest effect on Jeanne? Why did it have the greatest effect? How did the event change Jeanne's life? Use specific examples from the book to back up your argument.

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