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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does one student realize after playing the Peanut Game?
(a) Grwell makes some very odd comparisons to everyday life.
(b) People can't live in harmony because they won't accept each other's skin color or beliefs.
(c) Gruwell has an interesting way of looking at life.
(d) People are different because of their experiences in life.

2. What happened to one student before emigrating to the United States from Peru?
(a) The house next door was bombed.
(b) The student was injured in a car bombing.
(c) The student's school was bombed.
(d) The student's father was killed.

3. What types of students attend Wilson High?
(a) Mostly blacks.
(b) Rich kids and poor kids from the projects.
(c) Mostly caucasian students.
(d) Mostly hispanics.

4. What are two books mentioned in the forward that the students read in class?
(a) The Royal Diaries and I Will Bear Witness.
(b) Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, and Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Sarajevo.
(c) The Great Depression: A Diary and The Adderall Diaries.
(d) The Reagan Diaries and The Heroin Diaries.

5. Who goes with Zlata to meet the students?
(a) Zlata's parents and her best friend, Mirna.
(b) No one, Zlata goes alone.
(c) Zlata's teacher.
(d) Zlata grandparents.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is so special about the buses students rode in with Zlata and Mirna?

2. After reading Zlata's Diary, what does the class want to do?

3. What does Gruwell tell the student with a 0.5 GPA?

4. Why is Gruwell frustrated at the beginning of Spring, 1995 semester?

5. In her thank you letter, what does Zlata tell the students not to forget?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe a tour through the Museum of Tolerance.

2. What do the students do when they play the peanut game?

3. Because of the Read-a-Thon for Tolerance, why is Zlata invited to speak to the class?

4. What does Zlata think about the situation in Kosovo?

5. Why is one student out of school for a week or two before beginning the sophomore year?

6. In Diary Two, why does a student wonder why he is in Gruwell's English class?

7. Why is the word 'murder' a shadow hovering over a student's life the fall of 1995?

8. Why are some students not allowed to go to Medieval Times?

9. As described in Chapter 1, why does a student get a gun to protect him/herself?

10. Why is Gruwell stereotyped by some of the other teachers?

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