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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why, a few weeks before graduation, does a student have to give up his dream of attending a prestigious technical school?
(a) His father is ill.
(b) He does not get a scholarship.
(c) He flunks several of his classes.
(d) His mother dies.
2. How is money raised for a trip to Washington, D.C.?
(a) Donations from wealthy donors.
(b) A basketball game.
(c) A concert.
(d) A bake sale.
3. How does a student feel after editing a story about an abortion?
(a) That more girls make the choice to have an abortion.
(b) That he was with his girlfriend when she had her abortion.
(c) That his girlfriend did not have an abortion.
(d) That no one has an abortion.
4. What does Gruwell do the summer of 1996?
(a) Work at Nordstrom's and the Marriott.
(b) Teach at National University and go to Europe.
(c) Teach at Cal State.
(d) Look for a new job.
5. After Christmas 1997, what do the students have to do to accept an award?
(a) Mentor other students.
(b) Go to New York City.
(c) Fly to Washington, D.C..
(d) Submit their diaries.
6. What program is created to teach tolerance to kids who feel as if they don't fit in?
(a) Celebrating Diversity Through the Arts.
(b) Diversity Through Mentoring.
(c) Celebrating Diversity Through Literature.
(d) Celebrating Diversity Through Sports.
7. One student has never been on a Freedom Writers trip before. Why does the student get to go to D.C.?
(a) Because the student no longer has to help with a sick brother.
(b) Because someone donates the money so the student can go.
(c) Because the student's father is in Mexico.
(d) Because the student finally has good grades.
8. Who helps Gruwell get permission to teach the seniors?
(a) John Tu.
(b) Dr. Cohn and Karin Polacheck.
(c) The teachers' union.
(d) Teachers at the high school.
9. What is the name of the book that has Celie as the main character?
(a) Catcher in the Rye.
(b) Scared Silent.
(c) The Color Purple.
(d) Their Eyes Were Watching God.
10. Who says, "Little black boys and black girls are able to join hands with little white boys and white girls"?
(a) Malcom X.
(b) Martin Luther King, Jr.
(c) Rosa Parks.
(d) Eldredge Cleaver.
11. Who challenges the Freedom Writers to not just talk, but "to walk the walk"?
(a) Harry Belafonte.
(b) Erin Gruwell.
(c) John Tu.
(d) Connie Cheung.
12. How do the Freedom Writers hone their writing craft?
(a) The school board brings in tutors.
(b) They hire tutors.
(c) Gruwell and other teachers work with them one-on-one.
(d) They create a college course.
13. What is different about rooming arrangements when the Freedom Writers go to New York?
(a) Gruwell chooses who rooms with who.
(b) The students stay with private individuals.
(c) The students choose their roommates.
(d) The students stay with holocaust survivors.
14. Why is it difficult for some students to take the SATs?
(a) They do not have the educational background to do well.
(b) They do not have transportation to get where the test is given.
(c) The students have learning disabilities.
(d) Some parents cannot help complete applications and others cannot afford the application fee.
15. When the students are speaking at an elementary school, what icebreaker question brings nearly everyone forward?
(a) "Who has heard of Anne Frank?"
(b) "Has anyone seen someone get shot before?"
(c) "Who only has one parent?"
(d) "Who has had a family member murdered?"
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Gruwell feel guilty when she drives students home if they stay late after school?
2. Where is Gruwell the day before the junior year begins?
3. Although their destinations after high school are different, what is still the same for the Freedom Writers?
4. Whose album cover does the class analyze?
5. What road less traveled does a student decide to take Senior year?
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