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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why do the students need a receptionist every class period?
(a) To help write letters.
(b) To teach them how to behave in certain social situations.
(c) They have so many visitors.
(d) They are receiving so much mail.
2. How does Cheryl Best inspire a student?
(a) The student realizes that hard work makes up for a poor background.
(b) The student realizes s/he can go to medical school also.
(c) The student realizes that college is possible for him/her.
(d) The student realizes you do not need a father figure to do well.
3. Where is Gruwell the day before the junior year begins?
(b) Long Beach.
(c) Newport Beach.
4. A student who wants to be a aeronautical engineer gets to go to _______.
(b) NASA's Johnson Space Center.
(c) Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena.
5. What is the prom queen's native country?
6. What article by Peter Maass does a student read his/her sophomore year?
(a) The Bosnia War.
(b) Bosnia, a First-Hand Persepective.
(c) Bosnia: War or Religious Cleansing?
(d) Ground Zero.
7. Why do the students sign an honor code?
(a) So there is not any further cheating on exams.
(b) So there is not any further fighting.
(c) So there is not any further stealing of personal belongings.
(d) So no one embellishes or sensationalizes their stories.
8. After the students walk down the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, where do they wish to go next?
(a) Anne Frank's attic.
(b) The Smithsonian.
(d) The Library of Congress.
9. 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 has had a family member murdered?"
(d) "Who only has one parent?"
10. Besides moving forward, what are the Freedom Writers doing?
(a) Writing novels, poetry, and newspaper or magazine articles.
(b) Serving as volunteers.
(c) Pulling family members and friends along too.
(d) Volunteering at the Museum of Tolerance.
11. What were Rosa Parks and the other blacks called who rode buses to fight racism?
(a) Freedom Riders.
(b) Riders for Black Rights.
(c) Freedom Fighters.
(d) Blacks for Freedom.
12. What do the students do when they walk down the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in the spring of 1997?
(a) Light candles and make speeches about freedom and tolerance.
(b) Begin singing a freedom song.
(c) Meet with their local senators.
(d) They join hands and retrace the steps Martin Luther King Jr. walked.
13. How does one student describe Ritalin?
(a) It makes you drowsy.
(b) It is like taking speed.
(c) It makes you dizzy like being on a carnival ride.
(d) It has the power to control like a lasso on a horse.
14. In the book "Animal Farm", what is a Molly?
(a) A person who does not work hard.
(b) A person who works hard.
(c) A person who gossips.
(d) A person who can't keep a secret.
15. Why is one student not excited about making a book of events from their lives?
(a) Because the student thinks everyone should write their own book.
(b) Because the student does not like being anonymous.
(c) The student would rather write fiction than be reminded of events s/he wishes to suppress.
(d) Because the student does feel their writing is very good.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where do the Freedom Writers mentor students?
2. Who wrote, "Who so should be a man, must be a nonconformist"?
3. What is a student referring to when she says she is a loving girl, but there is pain in her heart?
4. How do the Freedom Writers hone their writing craft?
5. Why does a student get kicked off the basketball team this senior year?
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