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 school does Papa enter?

2. When was Papa born?

3. Where was Jeanne living with her family before Pearl Harbor?

4. Who is required to work in the camp?

5. When Papa is interviewed, he is what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the government want the men to sign? What does signing it mean?

2. How does the camp separate Jeanne's family from each other?

3. What is the greatest humiliation in the camp? How is it handled?

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

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

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

7. How does the family feel about moving to Manzanar?

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

9. What is Papa's reunion like?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What are the events that lead to the creation of Manzanar? Why do you think the government chose to create the internment camps? Do you agree or disagree with this decision? 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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