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. What is surprising about the morning at the wharf?

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

3. How much longer has Papa lived in the United States versus his interrogator?

4. When the family arrives at the camp, what obscures their vision of it?

5. Why does Papa leave Japan?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Papa's interview at Fort Lincoln reveal about him and his family relationships?

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

3. What happens during the December Riot?

4. What is Papa's reunion like?

5. What makes Mama angry in the camp? Why?

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

7. What do the men find most disturbing and disgraceful while they are in the camp? Why?

8. What is the most important day in Jeanne's life? Why?

9. How does Mama's family feel about Papa? Why are they not happy about the relationship?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

What discrimination does Jeanne face in school after the family returns to Los Angeles? Where does she feel accepted? Where does she not feel accepted? What recurring dream does she have? Why do you think Jeanne never fulfills this dream?

Essay Topic 3

How do Jeanne's experiences in Manzanar color her life afterward? What does she think about herself? How do the events affect her relationships with other people? Do you think you would feel the same as Jeanne does if you experienced these circumstances?

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