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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How do the Freedom Writers hone their writing craft?
(a) They hire tutors.
(b) Gruwell and other teachers work with them one-on-one.
(c) They create a college course.
(d) The school board brings in tutors.
2. What do the students do when they walk down the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in the spring of 1997?
(a) Meet with their local senators.
(b) Light candles and make speeches about freedom and tolerance.
(c) Begin singing a freedom song.
(d) They join hands and retrace the steps Martin Luther King Jr. walked.
3. Who are Jopie and Lies?
(a) Anne Frank's parents.
(b) Anne Frank's aunt and uncle.
(c) Anne's best friends from school before the war.
(d) Children from the family that hid the Franks during the war.
4. What happens after a student drives John Tu to his car?
(a) The student gets a flat tire.
(b) Tu tells the student to get a better car.
(c) Tu offers the student a job.
(d) Tu gives the student money for the ride.
5. What does a student say after not taking the opportunity to sing to Jopie and Lies?
(a) "A missed opportunity can never be made up."
(b) "Silence gets you nowhere in life."
(c) "Only those who take advantage of opportunities in life succeed."
(d) "Success comes only to those who take advantage of opportunities."
6. Why, a few weeks before graduation, does a student have to give up his dream of attending a prestigious technical school?
(a) He does not get a scholarship.
(b) His mother dies.
(c) His father is ill.
(d) He flunks several of his classes.
7. Although their destinations after high school are different, what is still the same for the Freedom Writers?
(a) They are all attending college.
(b) Their full-ride scholarships.
(c) Their common goal.
(d) They are mentoring kids from the projects.
8. Who says, "Earning happiness means doing good and working, not speculating and being lazy"?
(a) Miep Gies.
(b) Anne Frank.
(c) Zlata Filipovic.
(d) Martin Luther King, Jr.
9. How does a mother of a student die of shortly before her Christmas Eve birthday?
(b) Shot in the chest.
(c) Raped and left for dead.
(d) Heroin overdose.
10. Who challenges the Freedom Writers to not just talk, but "to walk the walk"?
(a) Erin Gruwell.
(b) Connie Cheung.
(c) John Tu.
(d) Harry Belafonte.
11. To whom does the class give a copy of their diaries when in Washington, D.C.?
(a) Their congressman.
(b) U. S. Secretary of Education.
(c) Their senator.
(d) President of the United States.
12. What does a student's mother do about a teacher who doesn't read black literature?
(a) The mother doen't do anything.
(b) Yell at the teacher.
(c) Go to the school board.
(d) Bring a list of black literature to the principal.
13. What is different about rooming arrangements when the Freedom Writers go to New York?
(a) The students stay with holocaust survivors.
(b) Gruwell chooses who rooms with who.
(c) The students choose their roommates.
(d) The students stay with private individuals.
14. Why is the Guess? Company sponsoring a trip for some of the Freedom Writers?
(a) Because they donate twenty percent of their profits to needy causes.
(b) Because they graduated from Wilson High School.
(c) Because they are minority entrepreneurs and wish to help others succeed.
(d) Because the founders are Jewish and had to flee Europe during the Holocaust.
15. Why doesn't Gruwell cheer when students get excited about making another trip after touring the Lincoln Memorial?
(a) She is too tired.
(b) She is not sure that she wants to take another trip so soon.
(c) She has to deal with practical matters of the trip.
(d) Their funds are getting low and they do not have as many sponsors any more.
Short Answer Questions
1. After Christmas 1997, what do the students have to do to accept an award?
2. After Christmas 1997, what award do the students win?
3. What is the name of the book that has Celie as the main character?
4. During the diversity seminar, what does a student remember about how his/her brother died during his/her sophomore year?
5. What poem does a student write after realizing living in the ghetto and having brown skin does not mean you cannot be successful?
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