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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 Papa grow on the land he leases?
2. Who is Jeanne's oldest sister?
3. What helps alleviate the overcrowding in the camp?
4. How many of Papa's family died in the bombing of Hiroshima?
5. By the end of 1944, about how many people are left at Manzanar?
Short Essay Questions
1. After the Loyalty Oath, what does the camp become like?
2. What does Jeanne find when she visits Manzanar? How does this make her feel?
3. How does Jeanne's relationship with her father change? Who does she turn to?
4. What is Jeanne's reaction to the outside world? What double impulse does she have?
5. What activities does Jeanne try? How does she feel about each?
6. What three cases go to the Supreme Court? What are the decisions on them?
7. What does Jeanne fear will be the family's reception in Los Angeles? What it is actually like? How to people react to Jeanne and her family?
8. What do Jeanne and her father wait for at the firebreak? What does Mama tell them?
9. How do Jeanne and her family feel as Woody leaves for the Army? How do others in the camp feel as the men leave?
10. As she ages, how does Jeanne feel about Manzanar? How does she deal with her time there?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
How did the camps affect family life for the internees? What aspects of the camp affect Jeanne's family? How does her family change from the outside world to internment in the camps? Are they able to put the family back the way it was when they are released from the camp?
Essay Topic 3
What is Jeanne's father like? How did he come to the United States and what did he experience once he arrived? How to the events in the book change him?
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