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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 have a particular place they want to visit after walking down the steps of the Lincoln Memorial?
(a) They always wanted to travel abroard.
(b) That is where their journey began.
(c) They want to see the national library.
(d) They know they may never return to Washington, D.C.
2. What does a student talk about at the diversity seminar?
(a) The student's abusive father.
(b) The books the student has read that influence him.
(c) The gang the student belongs to.
(d) How a best friend died in a gang war.
3. Who wrote, "Who so should be a man, must be a nonconformist"?
4. Why is the Guess? Company sponsoring a trip for some of the Freedom Writers?
(a) Because the founders are Jewish and had to flee Europe during the Holocaust.
(b) Because they graduated from Wilson High School.
(c) Because they are minority entrepreneurs and wish to help others succeed.
(d) Because they donate twenty percent of their profits to needy causes.
5. How do the Freedom Writers hone their writing craft?
(a) They create a college course.
(b) They hire tutors.
(c) Gruwell and other teachers work with them one-on-one.
(d) The school board brings in tutors.
6. Why do the students sign an honor code?
(a) So there is not any further fighting.
(b) So no one embellishes or sensationalizes their stories.
(c) So there is not any further stealing of personal belongings.
(d) So there is not any further cheating on exams.
7. Besides moving forward, what are the Freedom Writers doing?
(a) Serving as volunteers.
(b) Pulling family members and friends along too.
(c) Volunteering at the Museum of Tolerance.
(d) Writing novels, poetry, and newspaper or magazine articles.
8. Who says, "Little black boys and black girls are able to join hands with little white boys and white girls"?
(a) Malcom X.
(b) Rosa Parks.
(c) Eldredge Cleaver.
(d) Martin Luther King, Jr.
9. How does a student feel after editing a story about an abortion?
(a) That no one has an abortion.
(b) That his girlfriend did not have an abortion.
(c) That more girls make the choice to have an abortion.
(d) That he was with his girlfriend when she had her abortion.
10. Why, a few weeks before graduation, does a student have to give up his dream of attending a prestigious technical school?
(a) He flunks several of his classes.
(b) His mother dies.
(c) His father is ill.
(d) He does not get a scholarship.
11. What do the Freedom Writers remember when the pressure of their new lives gets too intense?
(a) The lessons learned in Gruwell's class.
(b) All the awards they receive.
(c) Words of Anne Frank.
(d) John Tu's encouragement.
12. What were Rosa Parks and the other blacks called who rode buses to fight racism?
(a) Freedom Riders.
(b) Freedom Fighters.
(c) Blacks for Freedom.
(d) Riders for Black Rights.
13. In Chapter V, to where does a student take a road trip with her friends?
(a) Los Angeles.
(b) San Francisco.
(c) Las Vegas.
14. Why does Gruwell feel guilty when she drives students home if they stay late after school?
(a) She feels bad that she cannot take the students to school also.
(b) She feels bad that the students have to help with lesson plans.
(c) She feels bad to keep them at school so late.
(d) Where the students live is very unsafe compared to Gruwell's neighborhood.
15. What does a truly self-reliant person do, according to Chapter V?
(a) Not rely on anyone.
(b) Not accept help from anyone.
(c) Find his weak link and strengthen it.
(d) Lean on family and friends for support.
Short Answer Questions
1. What award do the students receive from the American Jewish Committee?
2. After the students walk down the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, where do they wish to go next?
3. What does the student who used to play park league and Pop Warner football receive?
4. Why does a student's mother usually get twice as many presents on Christmas Eve as everyone else?
5. To whom does the class give a copy of their diaries when in Washington, D.C.?
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