Farewell to Manzanar Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. What does the sandstorm do?

2. Why hasn't Papa contacted his family in Japan?

3. What does Woody have Ray and Kiyo do to improve the barracks?

4. Heavy doses of what leave Jeanne sick?

5. What can't Papa do?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the family's first impression of Manzanar?

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

3. What three cases go to the Supreme Court? What are the decisions on them?

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

5. What is Papa's reunion like?

6. What does Papa do when he hears the gossip about him? How does Kiyo react to Papa?

7. Why does anti-Asian sentiment increase on the West Coast?

8. What small freedoms are the people in the camp allowed as time passes? How does Jeanne feel about this?

9. After the Loyalty Oath, what does the camp become like?

10. What does Jeanne believe is behind her father's seclusion in the barracks?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Jeanne is a child while the family lives in Manzanar. How do you think the camp experience is different for different age groups? Use examples from the book to back up your answers. Who had the toughest time at the camp? Why?

Essay Topic 2

What was the purpose of the internment camps? Dido they fulfill their purpose? Why or why not? Do you think the camps were right? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

What was the December Riot? What were people upset about? What happened during the riot? Do you think the people were right to feel the way that they did? How do you think you would feel in a similar circumstance? Why?

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